I Apologize, by Sydney Wilder


offset ink on paper, 16 pages, saddle-stitched
8.5 x 5.5 in / 21.6 x 14 cm
first edition of 250 copies

© 2020 by Sydney Wilder. Offered as part of WRECKED ALPHABET, October 4 – December 5, 2020, a group exhibition, reading room, and website organized by Eric Li and Joe Scanlan at the Broodthaers Society of America


I Apologize, a sly chapbook by Sydney Wilder, takes its inspiration from two poets named Williams—William Carlos and Emmet—to mordant effect. Wilder’s penchant for finding creative ways to apologize over email is akin to William Carlos Williams’ infamous poem “Plums,” a precursor, of sorts, to #sorrynotsorry. Wilder then organizes her various contritions into a poetry writing machine inspired by Emmet Williams’ poem “IBM.”

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