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The Tyrant Bride


4.25" x 5.5" letterpress printed chapbook. 'The Tyrant Bride' is one book of ten in an ongoing wedding-themed material novel called THE HITCH: An Agamist Manifesto. While the ten books are thematically and often narratively related, each contains its own visual and textural theme, and the prose shifts in genre, from fiction to experimental memoir to lifestyle magazine feature to dramatic script.

'The Tyrant Bride', subtitled 'As droplets hover above her like spots', is a theatrical short story in which a bridezilla-type figure recounts various nightmarish weddings that have haunted her. Her visions are told through text printed from metal type. The text is interspersed with a shifting configuration of spheres printed from photopolymer plates.

To learn more about THE HITCH, visit matt-runkle.com/thehitch.