Poetry. Since their 2005 inception, CAConrad's (Soma)tic exercises have been summoning the whole spectrum of human experience in the name of poetry. A BEAUTIFUL MARSUPIAL AFTERNOON collects 27 new and previously published exercises and their emerging poems, incorporating unorthodox steps in the writing process from the tangible everyday to the cosmos of the imagination. Together they manifest as an urgent call for a connective, concentrated, and unfettered creativity.
Author City: PHILADELPHIA, PA USA
CAConrad is the author of ECODEVIANCE (Wave Books, 2014), A BEAUTIFUL MARSUPIAL AFTERNOON: NEW (SOMA)TICS (Wave Books, 2012), THE BOOK OF FRANK (Wave Books, 2010/Chax Press, 2009), Advanced Elvis Course (Soft Skull Press, 2009), (SOMA)TIC MIDGE (Faux Press, 2008), Deviant Propulsion (Soft Skull Press, 2006), and a collaboration with poet Frank Sherlock titled THE CITY REAL & IMAGINED (Factory School, 2010). A 2014 Lannan Fellow, a 2013 MacDowell Fellow, and a 2011 Pew Fellow, he also conducts workshops on (Soma)tic poetry and Ecopoetics.
Reviews and Other Links
interview @ Poetry Society of America
interview by Tara Murtha @ The Rumpus
Tom Trudgeon @ HTMLGIANT