Tao Drops, I Change by Steve Carll and Bill Marsh
Composed but in disregard for order,’ this marvelous collaboration after the fact results in a wisdom literature for our time, living out its adage: ‘the self is a planned obsolescence / and can be out done.’ Writing separately off of eastern philosophical texts, then splicing their work together, Carll & Marsh reaffirm a link between chance and change, wisdom and accident, while suggesting new possibilities for poetic two-upsmanship. When prompted by their names, my on-line I Ching pronounced their book a ‘Gathering Together. Success.’ And so it is.
—Susan M. Schultz