BUNDLE by Linus Bonduelle and Pommelien Koolen
115 x 175mm, 40 pages, Black & white printing, Perfect bound, Wrap around dust jacket, Ed. of 400, 2022
"I hear the neighbor downstairs coughing through my floor. I know it’s him ’cause it’s the same voice that shouts at me when I dance at night, that’s thudding on his soft lungs. He was angry again today when I hammered found wood into a flowerbed. I was sorry and warm in the sun. “Bundle” is a collection of poems for a scrambled era written by Linus Bonduelle, who, during the early pandemic period, punched his pillow with poetry every evening and felt better for it. The collection is illustrated by non-stop drawinger Pommelien Koolen, and cleverly designed by Linus and Pom with a snug wrap-around flap in the tradition of important bureaucratic mail that you normally open with trepidation but here with glad curiosity. Through their close collaboration, limber poet Linus and meticulous inker Pom employ Seussian logic to deconstruct our illogical times, and the off-kilter askewity of interpersonal relationships, through hopscotching verse and Goreyesque drawings that are like first-aid posters sniffing licorice."