Organic Furniture Cellar: Works on Paper 2002-2004

Organic Furniture Cellar: Works on Paper 2002-2004

by Jessica Smith
     
 


Poetry. "These poetic constellations are places to inhabit and shifting possibilities for meaning. Jessica Smith rounds every corner with another corner. ORGANIC FURNITURE CELLAR is the future in a now"--Charles Bernstein. "Jessica Smith's ORGANIC FURNITURE CELLAR takes on big issues, such as how to write about the place where you live with all its distractions,…  See more details below

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Poetry. "These poetic constellations are places to inhabit and shifting possibilities for meaning. Jessica Smith rounds every corner with another corner. ORGANIC FURNITURE CELLAR is the future in a now"--Charles Bernstein. "Jessica Smith's ORGANIC FURNITURE CELLAR takes on big issues, such as how to write about the place where you live with all its distractions, beauties, and limitations intact. And she writes out of these questions a beautifully fragmented series of page aware poems. A stunning and necessary first book"--Juliana Spahr. Jessica Smith refuses to write like lyric poets, who merely rearrange the furniture of language in their rooms; instead, she makes her language skid 'every which way' like an office chair kicked across a parquet floor"--Christian Bok.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780977997503
Publisher:
Outside Voices
Publication date:
10/01/2006
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

What People are saying about this

Juliana Spahr
"Jessica Smith's ORGANIC FURNITURE CELLAR takes on big issues, such as how to write about the place where you live with all its distractions, beauties, and limitations intact. And she writes out of these questions a beautifully fragmented series of page aware poems. A stunning and necessary first book"
Charles Bernstein
"These poetic constellations are places to inhabit and shifting possibilities for meaning. Jessica Smith rounds every corner with another corner. ORGANIC FURNITURE CELLAR is the future in a now"
Christian Bok
"Jessica Smith refuses to write like lyric poets, who merely rearrange the furniture of language in their rooms; instead, she makes her language skid 'every which way' like an office chair kicked across a parquet floor"

Meet the Author


Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Jessica studied in the Poetics Program at SUNY Buffalo under Charles Bernstein, Robert Creeley, Myung Mi Kim and Susan Howe. Her poetry was twice awarded the Academy of American Poets Prize and has been translated into Danish, Turkish, Swedish, Icelandic, and Arabic. Her chapbooks include bird-book (Detumescence), The Plasticity of Poetry and Telling Time (No Press), Shifting Landscapes (above/ground press), butterflies (Big Game Books) and What the Fortune-Teller Said (dusie/a+bend press). Her work has also been set to music and movement several times, most recently in the opera Ursularia by Nicholas DeMaison; her three-dimensional "poetry plastique" has been exhibited in the U.S. and Europe in shows like infusoria. Much of Jessica's work can be accessed online at looktouch.com. Jessica is known as an editor for her work with the magazines name and Foursquare.

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