Poetry. "65.3% urbanity, neoclassical wit, critical detachment, epigrams, and sestinas; 34.7% curses, farts, and terrible jokes. Like modernist poetry, but with adulterations. I am in awe of the range of styles, the wealth of invention. The title is true: this is a living book."—Aaron Kunin
"These poems are about as much furious thunder (lightning's or gunpowder's) as the lyric can carry now, well into the 21st century. Ranging, ambitious, messy here, elegant there—they sprawl with winning abandon like poetry's equivalent to a Franzen novel, sacrificing no wit but also no genuine gravitas. Look, they seem to say, at what poetry could do!"—Susan Wheeler
|Publisher:||Make Now Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Brian Kim Stefans teaches literature and new media studies at UCLA. His current projects include a theory of digital textuality based on his series Third Hand Plays written for the SFMoma blog, a tentative foray into Speculative Realist poetics, a historical anthology of Los Angeles poetry and Scavenged Luxury, an online "freeware" anthology of Los Angeles post-punk from roughly 1977-87. He lives in Hollywood.