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Hello Helicopter
     

Hello Helicopter

by Kyle Schlesinger
 

Poetry. "HELLO HELICOPTER. Or hello helikos? As Robert Smithson tells us of his Spiral Jetty film, not so distantly from Kyle Schlesinger's poetics: 'For my film (a film is a spiral made up of frames) I would have myself filmed from a helicopter (from the Greek helix, helikos meaning spiral) directly overhead in order to get the scale in terms of erratic steps

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Poetry. "HELLO HELICOPTER. Or hello helikos? As Robert Smithson tells us of his Spiral Jetty film, not so distantly from Kyle Schlesinger's poetics: 'For my film (a film is a spiral made up of frames) I would have myself filmed from a helicopter (from the Greek helix, helikos meaning spiral) directly overhead in order to get the scale in terms of erratic steps.' Much after Clark Coolidge's own 'depositions,' and affinities as disparate as Larry Eigner, Larry Fagin, Frank Kuenstler, Bernadette Mayer, Lorine Niedecker, George Oppen, Ron Silliman and Rosemarie Waldrop in Schlesinger's poetry language bifurcates geo-glyphically forming mantles (veils, plates) for a metapolitics of the person determined by intense logics of sense. Joyrides into exteriority, these lapidary (drilled, mined, refined, chiseled) texts find form in an 'everyday' (read: actual!) practice made ambivalent by the twin indiscernible points of paramnesia and paronomasia, rushing upon History and the instant where 'memory survives necessity,' forging 'a fold between these folds / / then helicopter'. 'It all comes down to this...'--literally. So dig it! 'Fossils have terms of their own' and these poems endlessly propose, so carefully degreed"--Thom Donovan.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934289372
Publisher:
BlazeVOX Books
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Pages:
121

Meet the Author


Kyle Schlesinger is an American poet, book publisher and illustrator. Born in Providence, Rhode Island he holds a BA from Goddard College and Ph.D. in English from the University at Buffalo where he studied with Robert Creeley, Charles Bernstein, Susan Howe, and other faculty in the Poetics Program. Schlesinger is the author of Hello Helicopter (BlazeVox, 2007) and Mantle (Atticus Finch, 2005 w/ Thom Donovan). His artists' books include Schablone Berlin (Chax Press, 2005 w/ Caroline Koebel), which includes art by Sixten (street artist), A Book of Closings (2004) and Moonlighting (2005).

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