Bundle by Linus Bonduelle & Pommelien Koolen
Poems by Linus Bonduelle
Drawings by Pommelien Koolen
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 with offbeat precision by artist 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.
The Bundle + poster option comes with an illustrated poem-poster (22×34.5 cm) folded up and tucked into the back of the book.
Listen to Linus read a poem from Bundle.
Edition of 400
32 pages, paperback, 11.5×18.5 cm, b&w offset, sewn & glued
Printed on Arctic Munken Print Cream 115 and Pure Rough 170
Designed by Linus Bonduelle and Pommelien Koolen