Budada (Lithic Press, 2015)
The Budada Manifesto: A Small Portion From the Larger Manuscript
BUDADA IS GREATER THAN COCA*COLA!!!
The Gate • Limited Edition Hardcover (Lithic Press, 2014)
The Gate • Saddle-stitched Edition (Lithic Press, 2014)
The Gate • Free PDF Edition (Lithic Press, 2016)
Amor Fati (Lithic Press, 2013)
These poems embody Jack Mueller’s lifelong obsession with language. Personal, universal, heartbreaking, and with a coyote running throughout, from childhood and family life, to philosophical musings into deep time, big space, old history, and the origin of words. This book is Jack—continuing the argument and conversation he has carried on with everything and everyone, forever. This book contains new work as well as poems culled from the past thirty years.
“Amor Fati, a thick volume of new and selected poems from Beat affiliate and once San Francisco fixture Jack Mueller, truly lives up to its name (Lithic Press; 177 pages). “Love of fate,” as the title translates, appears in these pages in many forms: as contemplative acceptance, surly fatalism, awed joy. One moment pondering the nature of death, the next exuberantly describing a bird, Mueller vacillates between optimism and resignation as he moves between the registers of philosophical abstraction and concrete observation. Distinctly the wok of an older writer, Amor Fati tackles almost exclusively cosmic questions- about mortality, love, and our relationship to language.”
– Maggie Millner, ZYZZYVA
Whacking the Punch Line (Lithic Press, 2008)
Spiral bound collection of compression sketches with captions, on heavy card stock. Originally drawn on bar napkins, this generative book creates a new world that jumps straight out from the mind of the artist, off the page, anew everytime, in yer eye. Complete with parenthetical clouds, wooden tears, news from under ground, and screw worms. Is it about quantum mechanics? Is it about the financial meltdown? Literary cartoons good for any room in the house.
The Paramorphs (Ginkgo Press, 1985)
Prussian Blue (Deep Forest, Second Series, 1984)
Traces (Deep Forest, 1982)