By Marc Fischer / Public Collectors
There are probably as many reasons to sell a grave plot on Craigslist as there are ways to die.
People change their ideas about what should happen to their remains, they move to other parts of the country with no desire to return to their hometown cemetery, or they disregard their parents’ wishes to keep the family together in death. Children move away and the parents decide to move with them and don’t want to inconvenience their kids by asking them to travel for grave visitations.
Or, perhaps the possibility of a grave trade for something that can be enjoyed while one is still alive is more enticing than planning for death? Why not swap a human-size plot of land for a tractor, a boat, a motorcycle, or an El Camino?
This booklet surveys Craigslist sales listings for cemetery plots from throughout the US, and draws on texts from internet sources. Weird forms of capitalism, found poetry, and other content that will soon disappear from view or are are subject to limited public access online are juxtaposed within.
Published by Half Letter Press
Softcover, 24 pages, 2-color Risograph, 5.5 × 8.5 inches