Publisher: ARP Books
Released: October 1, 2019
A homoerotic reinvention of the prairie long poem. Resonating with an equal love of language and experiment, this debut joins the disparate poetic forms of daily collage through the life-poem, and lyric poetry. Working within the strictures of the working day, the book embraces a daily collage form to reconcile two contradictory temporalities of the life-poem--the occasional and the durative. Counterbalancing this is lyric poetry derived from touring with a punk band throughout dozens of countries connected by capital. These poems attempt to preserve the precarity, superficiality and sincerity of this engagement in language, and allude to the social conditions that permits some people (tourists, musicians) free movement at the expense of others. This is a beautifully intelligent, playful, and meticulously written book, deftly circling the perimeter of the self while drawing the communal inward.