Poetry. "In THE ARAKAKI PERMUTATIONS, James Maughn continues his uncompromising engagement with the catechisms of martial kata and their intersection with the forms of writing. Delving deeper into the heart of his own poems, he engages the particularities of technical application—of timing and distance—that comprise his own poetic waza, or practice. By disclosing the textures and subtleties of language, even to the level of the syllable, Maughn illuminates the architecture of meaning. The result is a collection of remarkable poems that discover a boundless freedom within the structure of form. Through self imitation he has subjugated self-consciousness and achieved that most difficult of artistic feats: the revelation of a true self"—Joshua McKinney.
|Publisher:||Black Radish Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
James Maughn lives in Santa Cruz, CA, where he a poetry co-editor for the literary arts journal Ping Pong, published by the Henry Miller Memorial Library. He also coordinates A New Cadence Poetry Series out of the Felix Kulpa Gallery in Santa Cruz. He is the author of THE ARAKAKI PERMUTATIONS (Black Radish Books, 2011) and KATA (BlazeVOX Books, 2008). His work has appeared in Otoliths, Lungfull, Parthenon West Review, TINFISH, Big Bell, SENTENCE, Moria, Poetry Salzburg Review, Dusie, MiPoesias, and Horse Less Review. Another book, THESE PERIPHERIES, will be published in 2011 by Ahadada Press.