Ore, Christophe Casamassima


Christophe Casamassima

Publisher: twentythreebooks
PubDate: 1/23/2010
ISBN: 9780978940683
Price: $12.00
Quantity Available: 19
Pages: 100
SKU #: I16D

Poetry. ORE completes the Proteus Cycle, a trilogy of books in which the poems are slowly taken over by remix methods and appropriative technologies. ORE is the culmination of these technologies: it is made up of 100 centos, of lines appropriated from almost 250 writers, artists, theorists.

"In ORE, Christophe Casamassima locates the hairline fracture between repletion and absence, voice and vacancy. This he breaks open in a sustained act of lyric ventriloquism, a rupture that sets loose the rhapsody and tangle of poetry. Casamassima plays slyly with our sense of authorship, but more importantly and poignantly he invites us to join him in the rapturous, collaborative harmonies that open from the core of any creative act."—Elizabeth Robinson


Christophe Casamassima is a teacher, publisher, book-maker and book-annihilater living in Baltimore with his wife Karen and future children, two of which are cats, the others mere thoughts. ORE completes his Proteus cycle, which includes The Proteus (Moria Books, 2008) and Joys: A Catalogue of Disappointments (BlazeVOX [books], 2008).

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