Paperback with screw post binding. Laser printed. Edition of 100.
Every day of January 2019, LaMont Hamilton and Aisha Sasha John sent each other a single sentence. Prefaced by filler texts that prevented their notes from showing up in email previews, these missives were left unopened and unseen until the month's end. Collated and gathered in the early days of February, this estranged correspondence yielded to a revelation of consonance.
The third issue of 'prompt:' collects these diaristic texts, capturing brief intimacies in the rhythms of Hamilton's and John's days. The publication is formatted as a journal or calendar, with one page per date, Hamilton's text printed on the page's front surface and John's seeping through the vellum surface from behind. The sequence of their text on the page is determined by the time that it was sent, charting the ebb and flow of a ritual across weeks.