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Don't Forget to Breathe

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Poetry. "Andrew Levy's DON'T FORGET TO BREATHE is truly only figuring out how to stay free."—Lissa Wolsak

"Somewhere in here the poet says 'you can call me Nothing / Which is something,' thereby compressing the crisis related in this book to its bluntest formulation. Who or what is the residue that causes these words to occur? What do these questions, jokes, propositions, slogans, fragments, rationalizations constitute? No answer is forthcoming: anatomies of 'absurdities / Spewing forth / From capital' ...

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Overview


Poetry. "Andrew Levy's DON'T FORGET TO BREATHE is truly only figuring out how to stay free."—Lissa Wolsak

"Somewhere in here the poet says 'you can call me Nothing / Which is something,' thereby compressing the crisis related in this book to its bluntest formulation. Who or what is the residue that causes these words to occur? What do these questions, jokes, propositions, slogans, fragments, rationalizations constitute? No answer is forthcoming: anatomies of 'absurdities / Spewing forth / From capital' disintegrate as they coalesce, disposing themselves along an eroding continuum, where each step taken is a step back to an abandoned future. Although from here it's hard to see forward, some day the sticks will dry out, giving us a chance to make a fire, in whose heat and light we'll remember DON'T FORGET TO BREATHE as a threshold."—William Fuller

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780925904676
  • Publisher: Chax Press
  • Publication date: 8/14/2012
  • Pages: 112

Meet the Author


Andrew Levy's recent titles of poetry and prose include DON'T FORGET TO BREATHE (Chax Press, 2012), NOTHING IS IN HERE (EOAGH Books, 2011), and Cracking Up (Truck Books, 2010). He is also a contributing writer in collaboration with the President of the United Hearts collective to THE BIG MELT (Factory School, 2007), and author of Memories of My Father (Innerer Klang, 2008), Ashoka (Zasterle Books, 2002), PAPER HEAD LAST LYRICS (Roof Books, 2000), CURVE (O Books, 1994), and VALUES CHAUFFEUR YOU (O Books, 1991), among other titles. Billy Dale Shoots to Kill is forthcoming from Chax Press. Levy is an associate professor of English at BMCC-CUNY, and co- editor, with Roberto Harrison, of the poetry journal CRAYON. He lives in New York City with his wife and two daughters.
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