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THE INEXPLICACIONES and BIBI'S DREAMS By John M Bennett & Bibiana Padilla Maltos
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Poet John M. Bennett interprets, deinterprets, inexplains, and generally expands upon the dreams of Fluxus artist Bibiana Padilla Maltos. The poems are surreal, resonant, and full of unexpected... More > connections, like dreams themselves, and, in fact, like poetry itself. Bibiana's original dreams are included in a special section. Some of the Dreams, as well as some of the Inexplicaciones, are in Spanish. If you want to know what your dreams “mean”, this is a good place to start figuring them out! Includes some reinexplicaciones of Bennett's poems by Ivan Argüelles.< Less
The Fluke Illuminator By John M Bennett
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Michael Peters and John M. Bennett created these Illuminations between 2001 and 2015. They could be called Visual Poems or Visual Stories or Art or Totemic Screens, or something else entirely. To... More > create them, something like five “starts”—a few letters or an image or a rubber stamp or some combination thereof—were sent out in the mail (the first nine were done together at an artist's residency), and when these were added to by the receiving collaborator, the same five “Fluke Illuminations” were sent back to the original sender along with five new Fluke “starts.” Materials in this overlapping process include alphabetic stamps, graphite pencils, colored pencils, rubber stamps, typewriters, handwriting, newspaper and magazine images, black ink, magic markers, and both acrylic paint and white exterior house paint. The result is a stunningly beautiful body of work that will repay many revisitings.< Less
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Poetry: "...walking the/spiral map of your/fumbled face ,and/incomplete ,sha/king in re verse .oh/nightly coagulation/.foaming in your fists/or spoken ,splashed/across the roofs !"
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MIRRORS MÁSCARAS is the 3rd volume in John M. Bennett’s major series focused on particular topics that consists, so far, of LIBER X and OLVIDOS. It includes a series of typographic... More > poems in the form of masks, followed by textual poems in a wide variety of styles and forms, in English, Spanish, some French and other languages. Bennett’s inventiveness and energy, his visuality combined with highly literate, resonant, conceptual and aural beauty, make this unique work a force to change the language and to change the way language is used.< Less