The Plural Atmosphere is the first collection of poetry by Stewart Lupton, lead singer of seminal NYC indie rock band Jonathan Fire*Eater. Includes introductions by Walter Martin (Jonathan Fire*Eater, The Walkmen) and Alison Mosshart (The Kills, Dead Weather). Includes original illustrations drawn by Dame Darcy especially for selected poems. The collection also includes facsimiles of rough drafts, photos, and ephemera. The Plural Atmosphere is a limited edition, Risograph printed chapbook. The poetry and layout of The Plural Atmosphere was selected and designed in close collaboration with friends of, bandmates of, and the estate of Stewart Lupton.
The Plural Atmosphere is a 45 page limited edition, Risograph printed chapbook of selected poems by Stewart Lupton. Although Lupton is best known for being the singer and lyricist for seminal New York City band Jonathan Fire*Eater, his love for language was always evident in his songs and also the poems he increasingly wrote and turned toward during his life. In close collaboration with Lupton’s estate, friends, and former bandmates, Third Man Books is honoured and humbled to be a part of realizing Lupton’s longtime wish to publish a collection of his poems. Being released at the same time as the reissue of the album Tremble Under Boom Lights by Jonathan Fire*Eater (Third Man Records), The Plural Atmosphere is a first collection of poems by Stewart Lupton, a collection that will undoubtedly define Lupton’s legacy as a poet with that already as a songwriter and musician.