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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.
5 BOOKs By Raymond Farr
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5 BOOKs is a compilation of five volumes of poetry by Raymond Farr previously published as single editions by Blue & Yellow Dog Press. Included are Angst of the Large Transparent Man, A Deep... More > & Abiding Frequency, Apparitional States, A Journey of Haphazard Miles, & The Poet Enters the Shadows of the Slow Imagination of the Ice Fields Like He's Doing the Butterfly.< Less
Apparitional States By Raymond Farr
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Apparitional States is Raymond Farr's attempt to explore the poem as a form of image-making. Each poem is constructed so that images are foremost in the reader's mind. A sense of humor pervades.
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
A Deep & Abiding Frequency By Raymond Farr
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The poems in A Deep & Abiding Frequency are comprised mainly of 2 line stanzas. Thus the allusion to frequency in the title. The poems are accessible & contemporary. The poems owe much to... More > poets I was reading at the time...Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Noah Eli Gordon, Mel Nichols, Ben Mirov, Wendy Xu, & Nick Sturm to name just a few.< Less
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.
Equations By Adam Fieled
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"A recession has hit America at such an angle that everything has been called into question. The thoughtlessness of fin de siecle America has been replaced by mistrust, envy, and defensiveness.... More > In this atmosphere, new imperatives emerge: to sort out wheat from chaff, gold from dross, truth from fiction. These imperatives are enacted in solitude, as the poet takes a scalpel to the body of his experiences. Adam Fieled's Equations is a vivid manifestation of a new, scrupulous American consciousness. It is the effort of a poet to elevate the carnal with intellect, and to create a memorable chiasmus between them. The frigidity of post-modern verse is replaced by a new romanticism, that is not romantic. That is the central endeavor here, and it is performed with panache."< Less
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
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
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