“Something HUGE flexes joy here! This is the suicide by cop where banging cymbals rip the portal open! Poetry is the daily political at every mouthful of Siegell as dots connect dimension to... More > dementia! Tell the funeral director I’d like my coffin lined with these pages, preventing a death of the sleeping! Careful, nutjobs, this is a brother of the Vibratory Order! THANK YOU, Paul Siegell, for making some real live fucking magic for us!” —CAConrad, author of Deviant Propulsion (Soft Skull Press, 2006)
"Paul Siegell's the most original poet – in sound and sight – to break into print so far this millennium. Siegell owns a megaphone in the contest to be voice of a generation." —Charles McNair, author of Land O' Goshen and Book Editor at Paste Magazine
“I’m always thrilled by Paul’s work, especially when I can understand it!” —Elaine Siegell, Paul’s mom< Less
Paul Siegell's wild life rifle fire proves, if proof were needed, that the electrifying art of Concrete Poetry is not dead!
Siegell's book-length carmen figuratum not only flashes the reader back to... More > the heady first days of the Noigrandes Group in São Paulo and Eugen Gomringer's adventures in VisPo, but even further back to Medieval anagrams, Greek bucolic poems and Sumerian figure poems. Here we find DaDa dynamite and typographical talismans freshened by a poet whose native gifts imbue this exciting work with a whole new sense of "poetic object."
Siegell's haptic heroism compels the reader to re-examine the basic elements of a language that we too often taken for granted, in the process creating an energetic and always surprising work of both visual art and poetry. Not to be missed! —Vladimir Slender-Hedge< Less