Poetry. Part theoretical treatise on the ethics of origination, part assemblage-art investigation of the dissemination of public knowledge, THE SOURCE is a book-length conceptual essay, a polemic in defense of constrained bibliomancy and ambient research as authentic means to illuminate truth in all its messy vectors.
"Gordon has convincingly shown us that writing still has the potential to be personal, meaningful and spiritual without our ever having written a word of it."—Kenny Goldsmith
"Stretches a permeable skin around ruptured repositories of human thought-structures while sustaining itself, and us, on a nutritive broth of glorious language plunder...Kabbalist numerology, and exquisitely attuned appropriations."—Kim Rosenfield
Author City: Denver, CO USA
Noah Eli Gordon is the co-publisher of Letter Machine Editions, an editor for The Volta, and an assistant professor in the MFA program in creative writing at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he currently directs Subito Press. His recent books include THE YEAR OF THE ROOSTER (Ahsahta Press, 2013), THE SOURCE (Futurepoem Books, 2011), and Novel Pictorial Noise (Harper Perennial, 2007). His essays, reviews, creative nonfiction, criticism, and poetry appear widely, including journals such as Bookforum, Seneca Review, Boston Review, FENCE, HAMBONE, and in the anthologies Postmodern American Poetry (W. W. Norton & Co., 2013), A Broken Thing: Poets on the Line (University of Iowa Press, 2011), Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing (Northwestern University Press, 2011), Poets on Teaching (University of Iowa Press, 2010), and Burning Interiors: David Shapiro's Poetry and Poetics (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2007). An advocate of small press culture, he penned a column for five years on chapbooks for Rain Taxi Review of Books, ran Braincase Press, and was a founding editor of the little magazine Baffling Combustions. He lives in Denver with Sommer Browning and their daughter, Georgia.
Reviews and Other Links
NEG @ PennSound
excerpt @ Web Conjunctions
Eileen Tabios @ Galatea Resurrects
Publishers Weekly starred review
Craig Morgan Teicher @ Bookforum