Poetry. Inspired by the Beats, Black Mountain, and the New York School, Lisa Jarnot emerged in the 1990s as one of the foremost poets of the post-Language avant-garde. JOIE DE VIVRE draws on twenty years of work, from the bold fragmentation of her mixed media debut SOME OTHER KIND OF MISSION to the experimental lyricism of her recent NIGHT SCENES. Following the poet's evolution through her engagements with form and music, Joie de Vivre showcases Jarnot's restless virtuosity and relentless curiosity. The archaic, the surreal, the pastoral, the political—no register of language proves too recalcitrant for her expansive sense of song.
Barbara Hoffert @ Library JournalPatrick James Dunagan @ The Rumpus
Lisa Jarnot is the author of four full-length books of poetry; JOIE DE VIVRE: SELECTED POEMS 1992-2012 (City Lights Publishers) was published in 2013. Her Robert Duncan: The Ambassador from Venus was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award in 2012. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA