Parts of Speech

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Poetry. "PARTS OF SPEECH ventriloquizes even as it amputates clichés and idiomatic expressions, where the cumulative effect is more exhilarating than terrifying, due in part to this book's underlying architectonics. Overheard conversations, radio broadcasts, film titles, allusions and elisions swirl about one another. Enjambments snowball into a torrent of clauses, refusing disambiguation. Blues and jazz repetition and refrain slide into monomania. Schlesinger's darkly humorous collage of Americana evokes an ...
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Poetry. "PARTS OF SPEECH ventriloquizes even as it amputates clichés and idiomatic expressions, where the cumulative effect is more exhilarating than terrifying, due in part to this book's underlying architectonics. Overheard conversations, radio broadcasts, film titles, allusions and elisions swirl about one another. Enjambments snowball into a torrent of clauses, refusing disambiguation. Blues and jazz repetition and refrain slide into monomania. Schlesinger's darkly humorous collage of Americana evokes an other-reflexive strategy and an obtuse coherence: 'Art is serious // Enough already / There is no point / In taking it / Too seriously / Seriously.'"—Tyrone Williams

"A deadpan ode to American speech, the poems in this collection take fresh bites out of Capitalism's hide. PARTS OF SPEECH defines a generation's disillusionment in a post-Occupy world."—Brenda Coultas

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780989431699
  • Publisher: Chax Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2014
  • Pages: 134
  • Product dimensions: 4.70 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Kyle Schlesinger is a poet who writes and lectures on typography and artists' books. Schlesinger is the author of PARTS OF SPEECH (Chax Press, 2014), THE PINK (Kenning Editions, 2008), HELLO HELICOPTER (BlazeVOX [books], 2007), and co-editor of MIMEO MIMEO. He is proprietor of Cuneiform Press and Assistant Professor of Publishing at UHV.
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