Night Moves, Stephanie Barber

Night Moves

Stephanie Barber

Publisher: Publishing Genius Press
PubDate: 2/12/2013
ISBN: 9780988750302
Price: $10.00
Quantity Available: 47
Pages: 86
SKU #: N07G

Poetry. NIGHT MOVES is a collection of thoughts and conversations about Bob Seger's classic song of the same name, all culled from YouTube. Poignant, disturbing and incisive, the collection deepens and takes on a cultural significance beyond the initial artistic impetus. A collaboration is created—twisting through the nostalgia for youth and the collective ownership of pop music, the book becomes a moving document of how strangers communicate about art, and what the song and the sentiment of the song means to different people.

"This is a sad and powerful book of love poems. Stephanie Barber understands how things are supposed to work and recognizes that they are broken, and NIGHT MOVES is a screenshot for the help desk in the sky. It's a conceptual ode to Internet philosophy, solidifying the transient nature of online conversation."—Kenneth Goldsmith

"Here comes everybody, and they've sure got a lot to say about Bob Seger's 1976 song 'Night Moves.' Lifted whole from YouTube user comments, this book unfurls like a readymade litany of misspelled youth."—Jeanne Liotta


Stephanie Barber is an American writer and artist. She has created a poetic, conceptual and philosophical body of work in a variety of media, including film and video, music, performance art and literature.

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