ISBN 978-0-6451718-7-7


First Edition of 100


Text & Imagery–– James Whiting

Editing –– James Whiting, Cam Norris

Design –– Cam Norris

Printing –– Press Print, Melbourne

Typeset in Quadrant by Vincent Chan (Matter of Sorts)


Independently published by James Whiting
RNTF is:

– A book about home, where we find it and how we find it

– About recognition, and subsequently the assignment of importance

– An extension of an idea and an experience over the year of 2019, stemming from the Arts, Letters & Numbers Residency Program in Averill Park, NY, USA

– Centred around the slant rhyme and the forming of patterns, to a point of inference

– A poem, not an encyclopaedia, and arguably more questions that answers



It’s a product of:

– A lot of songs by The National and the film ‘Beginners’ by Mike Mills
– Books like ‘Mise en Abyme’ by Jan Mammey, ‘How To Do The Flowers’ by Ruth Van Beek and quite a few titles from Daniel Shea
– A number of things said by Geoff McFetridge, particularly this






Thank you to the Arts, Letters & Numbers community in Averill Park, NY, USA,  Cam Norris,
Vincent Chan, Rob & Dianne Whiting, Joshua Thompson at Spacebound and all of the people,
past and present, who continue to make the world feel not so far away.



James Whiting, Cam Norris and all of the team involved in the production of RNTF acknowlegde that this is a work
that has been constructed on the land of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation, the Traditional Owners of the land.
We acknowledge that this land remains unceded and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.



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or reproduced in any manner without the written 
permission of the publisher.