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ARTHUR DIES Chronicle One Vol. 1 By Olchar E. Lindsann
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ARTHUR DIES is well-suited as a performance text (via a three hour stint), and performance poetry is definitely Olchar Lindsann's area of expertise. He studied performance, writing and critical... More > theory at Dartington College of Arts in England. The long-term project ARTHUR DIES approaches Epic Poetry through the experience of the avant-garde tradition--Lettristic, Otherstream, Symbolist & Post-Structuralist in inspiration. Of this text, Olchar says that it "relates to the impossibility of permanent utopia that is at the root of the Arthurian mythos, and at the heart of any attempt to compose an Epic at our particular historical and cultural moment. How do we respond to the problematic associations with monarchism, nationalism, patriarchy, patriotism, organised religion, etc.? How do we reconcile the element of epic & lyric inspiration in Speech with the subversive, annihilating nature of Writing?"< Less
DUO POEMATA: Ilion - A Transcription & Altertumswissenschaft By Ivan Argüelles
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Jack Foley wrote of the two poems in this book: "Their vast reach and their vast reading include the Classics and the realm of Pound’s Cantos, where the dead and the living mingle. James... More > Joyce’s “nighttown” is here as well, and we feel the constant presence of the author’s identical twin, José (1939-2011). These poems are not for the faint of feeling or the faint of intellect, but they are for those who value poetry, literature, the world." He illustrates his point with these four lines from Ivan's book: "women skilled in weaving and ornamentation you shall have/ to accompany you to the other earth and to hold in your hand/ a distaff and by your side a harp to sing the lonely nights/ in the labyrinth of sleep…"< Less
VERTICAL SLEEP By John M Bennett
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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 !"
nths client satyr By Peter Ganick
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One stanza from "nths client satyr" will arouse your curiosity: glean porcelain dna column nascent du- rable infinity largesse plotted random selenium gaffer ply sift hemp shellac but-... More > tress caveat sine qua nodular foible ren-< Less
FIAT LUX By Ivan Argüelles
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Fiat Lux is Ivan Argüelles’ Odyssey through all human history and literature, as well as through the kaleidoscope of his own life memories.... Portions of Fiat Lux soar as high as any... More > American poetry since Pound's Pisan Cantos.- Fred Bauman. Fiat Lux is most of all about language, the great gibberishes out of which creation and languages come, and the Law of Time...- Sharon Doubiago. One can read in Fiat Lux an epic poem as it might be dreamed; or perhaps the dream of a culture in which the epic consciousness has been repressed, yet endlessly renews just beneath the skin of thought, in endless metamorphosis, pursuing mortal pleasure....In this world where Chronos is playful, Freud has shacked up in Pythia, one reads our culture's fevered dreams as oracles and symptoms. These prophetic anxieties are a babel of stories, of voices, of worlds, they are the fragments of languages, scattered like shattered beer bottles or amphorae along the highway. - Olchar E. Lindsann.< Less
MIRRORS MÁSCARAS By John M Bennett
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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
YES IT IS By John M. Bennett, Sheila E. Murphy
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These two poets have done it all and now they are doing it together. The creatures of collaboration they amassed here are familiar somehow, yet they are stepping toward a future vispo archive. The... More > shift is blurred distinction, you see Sheila and you see John and you see them most pleasantly meld. They form a fecund third that lingers. These two master poets present us with an extraordinary thing - visual discourse. - Nico Vassilakis< Less
Alphabetap By Thomas M. Cassidy, Marilyn R. Rosenberg
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ALPHABETAP is a lively visual collaboration using intense graphics, colors, text, book design, and collage to create a unique and compelling artists' book that is playfully based on the alphabet. The... More > authors are masters in the fields of visual poetry and the book arts, and this collaboration is a treat for the eye and mind.< Less
THE BOOK OF SOLES (SOULS) By Marilyn R. Rosenberg, C. Mehrl Bennett
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C. Mehrl Bennett and Marilyn R. Rosenberg are masterful collaborators, poets, and inventors of colorful images and themes. “Dancing ants reading” – one of the delightful phrases... More > swarming in this vivid artist’s book, which has as its central theme the soles of our feet and all that such a topic implies about self, time, motion through life, and one’s place(s) in the universe. Extremely colorful and full of fascinating detail, it is a work which can be repeatedly enjoyed and reveals new secrets each time. Appealing as visual poetry, as graphic design, and as an artist’s book, this collaboration achieves the most fulfilling of any collaboration between 2 artists: it becomes as if it were the work of a third person, a new artist never before discovered. - John M. Bennett< Less
Las Cabezas Mayas Maya Heads By John M Bennett
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The faces, frames, words, and concepts in this book speak to and of the author's obsessions, history, and lunacy, but they have a resonance from a complex and rich cultural past that enriches them.... More > These visual poems are not Mayan at all, yet they could not have come into being without an experience of Maya culture. Human cultures are never exclusive or “pure”, but consist of dynamic mixings of many sources from many times and places. They are constantly in flux, and these pieces represent the incorporation of aspects of the ancient Maya world into the world we inhabit today. This is just one of the many ways in which the richness of the Maya universe is alive and well, and continuing to evolve. This is visual poetry with complex cultural and historical roots, and great contemporary resonance.< Less