Vertical Elegies 6: Street Mete

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Poetry. STREET METE's multimedia montage is a performative work in language/photo art. Truitt creates a poetics of transcribed voice recordings and on-the-spot photos made in the streets and subways of New York between 1996 and 2004.Infused journal entries give autobiographical edge to its sometimes harsh historical landscape that includes the fall of civilizations, yoking for example the Mayan ruins of Chichén-Itzá to our current walkways. At core is spontaneous composition on the hoof, the "sudden diction" ...
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Overview


Poetry. STREET METE's multimedia montage is a performative work in language/photo art. Truitt creates a poetics of transcribed voice recordings and on-the-spot photos made in the streets and subways of New York between 1996 and 2004.Infused journal entries give autobiographical edge to its sometimes harsh historical landscape that includes the fall of civilizations, yoking for example the Mayan ruins of Chichén-Itzá to our current walkways. At core is spontaneous composition on the hoof, the "sudden diction" arising from a language artist meeting the world with recorder in hand, speaking forward—"a bit of rubble wearing clothes walking past madison square garden with a pair of enormous inflated boxing gloves oldenbergian in the car line catching fire...."
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  • ISBN-13: 9781581771213
  • Publisher: Barrytown/Station Hill Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/15/2011
  • Pages: 114
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Sam Truitt is the author of VERTICAL ELEGIES 6: STREET METE (Station Hill Press of Barrytown, 2011), VERTICAL ELEGIES: THREE WORKS (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2008), Vertical Elegies 5: The Section (University of Georgia Press, 2003) and ANAMORPHOSIS EISENHOWER (Lost Roads Publishers, 1998), among other books. Truitt was born in Washington, DC, and raised there and in Tokyo, Japan, and holds degrees from Kenyon College, Brown University and the University at Albany. He currently teaches in the Language and Thinking Workshop at Bard College and is Managing Director of Station Hill Press.
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