Memories of Coal: Office Job

Title

Memories of Coal: Office Job

Subject

Coal Mining Exhibit

Description

Bond poem, Horrell photo, Martell background

Creator

David Bond, Beth Martell, Doc Horrell

Source

The Light That Shatters Darkness Exhibit

Publisher

Special Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Contributor

Special Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Rights

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Format

Text, JPG photograph

Language

English

Type

Poetry, photography

Identifier

Exhibit Window #12

Text

Memories of Coal: Office Job

A blackwash of coal dust
fine as fallout belches
from the beltline’s thundered
bedlam, raspings of Jurassic
marsh layering a soft, dark
efflorescent veil over the lethargic
screen of an off-white computer,
shelved catalogs of machinery’s
intrigue and the archives
of supreme production,
sparkling, glistening in false sun,
this extorted nebula spinning,
swirling all the way to my lungs.

Original Format

Photograph of piece of coal, background of cosmos

Files

The Light That Shatters Darkness #9.jpg

Citation

David Bond, Beth Martell, Doc Horrell, “Memories of Coal: Office Job,” SCRC Virtual Museum at Southern Illinois University's Morris Library, accessed August 11, 2022, https://scrcexhibits.omeka.net/items/show/54.

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