Poetry. Also the author of HYPNOGOGIC SONNETS, ALPHA RUINS, and MOUTH OF SHADOWS, this latest work by Charles Borkhuis is not to be missed. "One could call Charles Borkhuis a hardboiled, Hegelian cyberpunk--and that's just for starters. In this latest book, he offers a witty, if disturbing, set of lessons in fear that move between weightlessness and the visceral with amazing speed. Decadent, satiric, surreal, his poems are like probes exploring the corpse of culture. His lyric power has never shined brighter than in this dark light"--Elain Equi.
Charles Borkhuis' books of poems include: DISAPPEARING ACTS (Chax Press, 2014), AFTERIMAGE (Chax Press, 2006), SAVOIR-FEAR (Meeting Eyes Bindery/Spuyten Duyvil, 2003), and Alpha Ruins (Bucknell University Press, 2000), selected by Fanny Howe as a finalist for the William Carlos Williams Book Award. His poems have been anthologized in AN AVEC SAMPLER #2 (Avec, 1998), Primary Trouble (Talisman House, 1996), and WRITING FROM THE NEW COAST: PRESENTATION AND TECHNIQUE (o.blek 12, 1993). His essays on contemporary poetics have appeared in two books from the University of Alabama Press: Telling it Slant (2000) and We Who Love to Be Astonished (2002). Borkhuis' work has appeared in numerous journals including: American Letters and Commentary, Avec, Big Bridge, Eoagh, First Intensity, Five Fingers, Jacket, New American Writing, o.blek, Ribot, Second Avenue Poetry, Skanky Possum, Talisman, Van Gogh's Ear, Verse, and The World. He curated poetry readings for the Segue Foundation in NYC for 15 years. He translated NEW EXERCISES by Franck Andre Jamme (Wave Books, 2008). The author of over 35 plays, his work has been presented in New York, Hartford, Los Angeles, Paris, and San Francisco. His plays have been published in Mouth of Shadows (Spuyten Duyvil, 2000), The Sound of Fear Clapping (Obscure Press, 2003), and Present Tense (Stage This 3, 2009). His two radio plays, Foreign Bodies and The Sound of Fear Clapping were produced for NPR (www.pennsound). He is the recipient of a Dramalogue Award and is the former editor of Theater:Ex (1986-1988), an experimental theater publication. His recent NY productions include: Present Tense (Alchemical Theater Lab, 2013), Barely There, and Flipper (Harvestworks, 2013). He lives in New York City and has taught at Touro College and Hofstra University. Author City: Manhattan, NY USA