Route is a split collaborative chapbook by Julia Cohen and Mathias Svalina containing two inter-related poetry sequences – Black Metal & Ice and Two Sisters. The first follows what an expedition through a desolate polar landscape that has no apparent purpose. The second follows two sisters who are alternately playing and on the run from mysterious scientists intent on experimenting on them. Both sequences in Route address irrational male desire masquerading as scientific pursuit with a language and logic that is at once like a fairy tale and bad dream.
Cover is a silkscreen designed by Joseph Lappie and printed by Caitlin Wheeler.