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THE SWEATING LAKE By John M. Bennett
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“Poetry” in many experimental or avant modes and voices, and in a mix of languages, sounds, and visualities. John M. Bennett practices a true yet new trans-linguistic art, which is at... More > the same time deeply embedded in language and its history as the primary context of the many layers of human consciousness: THE AND/ osteo mentation ,griminal/ inmintation’s sugary shirt/ it’s where yr “shshoe” ‘s/ debrides a coin a coff a/ cabalgata de intonsos de/ los sin piel los inde/ dictos carrying the tongues/ in bloody pockets )your/ wheezing collar((/ napkins ,and a swallowed dirt "This is not poetry."- Jack A. Withers Smote< Less
Fragments From A Gone World By Ivan Argüelles
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If you are new to surrealism, do not look for temporal narratives, grammatical English constructs, or linear development in "Fragments From A Gone World". Rather find a quiet chair alone,... More > kick back, and let these images diffuse, expand, pulse, explode, rebound, rattle, resonate, sizzle, soar, and fizz in your resting consciousness... or receptive unconsciousness.  The result you will find is haunting, mystical, otherworldly, and... I have found... very vividly transporting.  No two of you will have a similar experience, but all will be charged with a desire to remember and speak of the journey inward. - Slade Schuster< Less
ARTHUR DIES First Chronical Vol.2 By Olchar Lindsann
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As one proceeds through "ARTHUR DIES First Chronicle Vol.2" familiar characters, such as Merlin or Vivienne, are encountered beyond the reach of common language, in a world of divinations... More > and sepulchers, in domains where chaotic punctuation  and syntactic disorder abound.  This is in fact an epic both in the traditional sense of the word, and in the approach of an anti-poetics perspective of what can be undone in that tradition. In its sweeping texts and and contexts it embodies not only the imagined or fictive culture of the twilight era alluded to, but those of our own post-modern and failed civilization with all its cultural and literary -isms that have arisen from an original "avant-garde".  Lindsann combines the mythical Avalon with Blake's Albion, pursuing these emblematic nomenclatures to their illogical fusion in an always enigmatic concatenation of events and personages flung about in a supreme and deft literary whirl. -Ivan Argüelles < Less
FROZEN HEATWAVE By steve dalachinsky, Yuko Otomo
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Frozen Heatwaves rises from the page as a score of joyous originality. From first reading, I was drawn through the text in its entirety. Color, shape, and line build a fresh and potent linguistic... More > surprise from artists I have long admired. Deftly composed and mutually responsive literature by these two masters reveals poetic collaboration at its finest. -Sheila E. Murphy Excerpt from postscript: This is a collection of free-wheeling improvisational linked poems written by steve dalachinsky & Yuko Otomo in a collaborative process. Non-Italic lines indicate dalachinsky’s writing and Italic lines indicate Otomo’s. The front cover collage and all four collages inside the book were done collaboratively between dalachinsky and Otomo. Together they visited art exhibits during the summer of 2017 and found inspiration for this book.< Less
Phaneagrams By Jake Berry
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"Phaneagrams – with its near-minimalist poetics and extraordinary compression of language – is a tremendous achievement. It is a successor to the expansive, visionary lineage of the... More > Dante-Blake-Whitman continuum." - DeVillo Sloan "Jake Berry, visionary of the present, bringing the present back to us from its mutated nightmare future. Rescuing the past from a fictional present built on nostalgia for a fictional past. In fragments of aphorisms. In small zen-like stories told in the lyric mode of Williams and Creeley. That fact tells us what, exactly what, about living in these times. There are no alternative facts. This is not the post-truth era. The voice of William Blake is everywhere in these poems, He carries /the old abyss /in his chest. A piece of an aphorism, aphorisms in pieces... tells us, tell us... why and how "aphorism" shares an etymolo-gical history with "horizon": Wheels the tongue /miraculous; the salamander /dreams /feathered wings." - Jim Leftwich< Less
rascible & kempt: meditations and explorations in and around the poem Vol. 3 By Jim Leftwich
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This 3rd volume of Jim Leftwich's unique and ground-breaking examination of the explosion of marginal literatures can also be seen, like the first 2, as an example of that literature. It has an... More > enormous variety of approaches to language-based arts that are ignored by the academies, the publishers, and the cliques that make up the dominant worlds of letters today. This exciting art, of which Leftwich is also a practitioner, is what will shape the literary world of the future, and his documentation of it is, and will be, of immense value. He takes on this extraordinary material in extensive real and imagined conversations, exhaustive discussions and contextualizations, detailed analyses, bibliographic documentation, and other approaches difficult to categorize, because the categories for it do not yet exist. These 3 essential books open a portal to a world of major literary creation, a world that is, for the moment, largely invisible. -John M. Bennett< Less
THE WORLD OF BURNING By John M. Bennett
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John M. Bennett's poetry encapsulates the chaos characterizing our experience of and in this world, giving it a form and presence in words, phonemes, languages, and metaphor so compact and... More > multi-meaningful, so ambiguous, that his poems glitter in their condensed expressive emotionality. The result is a universe that is gritty, carnal, and at the same time metaphysical and sublime, resonating in multiple worlds, cultures, times, and consciousnesses. Bennett does not “write poetry”, but uses poetry as a means of understanding and creating what cannot be understood and what cannot exist, but does very much exist in these pages. In the over 50 years of his writing, he has published more than 400 books and chapbooks, each quite different, yet distinctly Bennett, and has developed a startling variety of innovative techniques and approaches. His Select Poems appeared in 2016.< Less
52 MASTERPIECES: Drawings & Word Art By Hartmut Andryczuk
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Hartmut Andryczuk is a German artist and publisher, whose spectacular artist's books are in major collections world-wide. These 52 new drawings display the most intriguing qualities of his art, with... More > their human figures, symbols, and words rendered in his unique “primitivistic” style. Printed in crisp grey-scale on crème paper, with a full-color cover. ISBN 978-1-938521-33-1< Less
LA INTERRUPTIÓN CONVERSACIONAL By Ivan Argüelles
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If proof were needed that Surrealism is a spontaneous expression of the poetic mind, Ivan Argüelles would be the one to provide it. In the tradition of the madder, darker, and more mystical... More > Surrealists like René Crevel and Antonin Artaud, Argüelles weaves his mad web of images out of an impossible depth. Unlike the more superficial image makers who lay claim to the Surrealist label out of sheer laziness or because “it looks easy”, Argüelles is genuine. - Andrei Codrescu. LA INTERRUPCIÓN CONVERSACIONAL is a whirl, a while, a whirlwind of words that upends the petty poetries that fill the zines and bore even their practitioners. It is simultaneously a tip of the chapeau to the great practitioners—Pound, Joyce, Burroughs—and a wild announcement that there's something more to say. It is pure Argüelles, shot through with the impurities of passion, the unread Classics, and all sorts of exotic foreign literatures and cultures. -Jack Foley.< Less
Rascible & Kempt: meditations and explorations in and around the poem Vol. 2 By Jim Leftwich
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rascible & kempt-vol.2 grapples with the new poetics in ways that are ideal for the subjects addressed. These essays, conversations, collaborative adventures, and reports from the inside explain... More > and celebrate some of the most innovative writing and literary explorations on the scene today. As Olchar Lindsann puts it, “From reading to writing, thought to non-thought, vast macrohistorical analysis to sub-lettral investigations, epistemology to pragmatics, discourses: poetics, linguistics, hermeticism, economics, history, psychology, politics, metaphysics, and more.” Among the writers engaged with are Thomas L. Taylor, César Figueiredo, Steve Dalachinsky, John M. Bennett, Rea Nikonova, Amy Trussel, Lanny Quarles, Mike Basinski, Jake Berry, John High, Scott MacLeod, David Baptiste Chirot, and many others, including a posse of fascinating heteronymic writers. If you are puzzled by the mysteries of this new avant-garde, these volumes will go a long way to illuminate them.< Less