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Writing What For? across the Mourning Sky By Raymond Farr
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Ecstatic visions! Challenges the reader's preconceptions of what a poem should be. Bright lines bend around the fringe of information that each poem prevaricates.
Angst of the Large Transparent Man By Raymond Farr
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Angst of the Large Transparent Man includes work ranging aesthetically from the experimental "A Poem Still in the Grill of His Forehead" to poems like "Exchanging Things" which... More > reaches after the all too elusive American idiom.< Less
Poetry in the Age of Zero Grav By Raymond Farr
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The poems in this book were conceived as pseudo cartoons. These poems are just a way of seeing the world as words on a surface. These poems are not self aware. Neither are they heavily nuanced. They... More > are written with a sense of the fantastic. They are offbeat ‘intimate & strange situations’. These poems are lines of a drawing & a poem simultaneously. But as Robert Crumb reminded us, “It’s only lines on paper, folks!”< Less
sic transit--"g" By Raymond Farr
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Language poems. An excerise in patterns of variance. Influences: the L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poets, the Black Mountain School, among others.
Starched By Raymond Farr
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Starched is the fifth book by Raymond Farr. It furthers his assay of postmodern ouevres via the etched-in facts of each poem. The poems stem from utterance which recreates the act of utterance and... More > deconstructs the act of writing which, on the surface, appears as the assemblage of lines and stanzas but on a deeper level. We hear utterance as it is written: "...therefore, a crow/not philosophy//or hammer." and "The mind is twice inhabited, a trapeze act."< Less
Purple Mountain Believers By Raymond Farr
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Postmodern pseudo prose poems. There is also a touch of Pop culture holding the reins.
big strange wall By Raymond Farr
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In big strange wall language shapes itself, reclaiming the voice which penetrates being to the point that it deconstructs itself, playing games with words that add up only in the context provided... More > by the act of reading the poems themselves. This is investigative and experimental poetry ranging far past the borders and limits imposed on language by reality. These poems have their origin in the Dada school of improvisation and making sense into nonsense in order to make meaning.< Less
a Yahoo word search evolves into a philosopher By Raymond Farr
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"a Yahoo word search evolves into a philosopher" is the result of meticulous reading and arbitrary text reassemblage. The poems are "manufactured" from found language gleaned from... More > various sources, both on line and in print. They are altogether unique and lyrical in the postmodern idiom.< Less
DRUNKER/holding ember By Raymond Farr
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Deconstruction of day to day experience. What the eye sees dissembles what is written between the lines of these poems. If you need retracking to get the sound right, this book is for you.
A Birth (of what?) among Heirlooms By Raymond Farr
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A variety of styles of poems comprise this book, including an improvisation on a line by Marrianne Moore, as well as a series of poems centered around everyday voices (mimicing the... More > "conversational" tone we hear as we maneuver thru our day); a group of poems taking aim at reproducing the tone of the speech patterns of the American West, followed by a longer poem dealing with the Western question. The Western question being: what influences are brought to bear on "voice" in American poetry?< Less