Poetry. The companion book to SNAILHORN, with essay and drawings, is ENTERING YONI SPACE ON THE POURING PIVOT OF MY OWN LINGARAJ. From the afterword: "The Kamasutra conjures four basic types or orders of women, each a different shape, a different animal-type, a different elemental persuasion and humor. The Conch Woman (Shankhini) is explained to be somewhat testy, 'colicky' is the word used from the older translations. She seems to correspond to my own rhythms—someone who was of a portion of the monthly moon's cycle and irritable from this cycle. So her mood as a correspondence to the mood the poem would elicit by staying, by not retreating, opened an elemental association to the time in duration spent within her. Shankhini became the belly of my beast as well as base, the muladhara of my human form, accessed through this social encounter."
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About the Author
t thilleman migrated to New York from the Mid-Western State of Wisconsin in the early 80s. For a brief period he worked for Pace Editions and the artist Chuck Close on handmade paper editions under the direction of the late Joe Wilfer. Throughout the 90s he helped edit Poetry New York and their pamphlet series. He is the author of more than a few poetry collections published by Spuyten Duyvil including THREE SEA MONSTERS: OUR HISTORY OF WHOSE IMAGE (2011), ONÖNYXA & THERSEYN: ANATOMICAL SKETCHES (2012), and the novel GOWANUS CANAL, HANS KNUDSEN (2006). His collaborations with j/j hastain are APPROXIMATING DIAPASON (2012) and CLEF MANIFESTO (2013), also published by Spuyten Duyvil, as well as the glossary, Tongue a Queer Anomaly. His literary essay/memoir, BLASTED TOWER (2014), was published by Shakespeare & Co./Toad Suck.