Poetry. This poem can be described as non-linear but this non-linearity is not created by any technological innovation (hyper-text, etc.). Through the reader's personal allusions and independent of technology, the poet has used spontaneity to convey the complexity of experience by scrutinizing the fibers of the immediate. That is, since everything in the poem occurs in the present it requires the reader to be tense, to construct and dis-assemble complex mental connections. The whole poem's syntagem will never settle in so-called perception alone, allowing for a never-ending mental activity in its every evolution.
About the Author
Tod Thilleman moved to New York at the age of 18 and worked for a brief period with Pace Editions. He is the author of numerous poetry collections--including ROOT-CELLAR TO RIVERINE, BREATHING, THREE MOUTHS, BLANK VERSE, and ENTELECHY--and the novel GOWANUS CANAL, HANS KNUDSEN. From 1991-1999 he was editor of Poetry New York: a journal of poetry & translation.