above/ground press:
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Dirty Work
   Natalie Simpson

Originally produced in an edition of 200 copies in December, 2007
above/ground press, isbn 1-897224-32-X

Dirty Work is the language of the world of work divorced from context and arranged for maximum ridicule. It’s the language of corporate memos, technical manuals, asinine meetings, sloppy thought, small-mindedness, petty hierarchies, and compromise. The words reek of oil and gas. They’re stale with banal corruption. They’re mind-numbing. They need to be reclaimed, to be stripped and twisted, to have their absurdities revealed.