“The sheer heft of the two volumes only hints at the vast poetical output of Ammons, a variegated array of poeticules and epics, intimate confessions and scientific hymns, wordplay and wonderment.” Continue reading The Complete Poems of A. R. Ammons, by A. R. Ammons
A Critical Appraisal of The Combinations by Louis Armand. Continue reading THE COMBINATIONS WEEK DAY 2: THE COMBINATIONS REVIEW, PART II
The Combinations Week is coming! Reviews, analysis, and an interview with Louis Armand. Continue reading The Combinations Week is coming!
Alan Moore’s “Jerusalem” is a turgid, overwritten slab of pretentiousness. Continue reading Science Fiction Week: Jerusalem by Alan Moore @ nyjb
Violent, erotic, dreamlike, and weird Continue reading Translation Tuesdays: The Absolute Gravedigger, by Vítěslav Nezval @ NYJB
“The Familiar” series weaves a series of interrelated narratives together. It combines different genres and styles, ranging from hard-boiled Los Angeles noir to stream-of-consciousness psychological introspection. It is referential and self-referential with typographic experimentation and excesses. At times the traditional arrangement of paragraphs shatter, explode, or blur. In other instances the words form pictures, the boundaries between word and image disappearing altogether. Continue reading The Familiar, Volume 4: Hades, by Mark Z. Danielewski @ NYJB
In John Ashbery’s final book of poetry “Images coagulate and dissolve in a kaleidoscope of language.” Continue reading Commotion of the Birds: New Poems by John Ashbery