Poetry. Charged with swagger and sensuality, tenderness and cold fact, the tenth Spotlight series installment, HERE COME THE WARM JETS, is the brash debut volume by Bay Area poet Alli Warren. Taking its title from the Brian Eno classic, JETS jumbles gender, class, and space-time perspectives into a chorus of contemporary idioms and lyrical longings. Against the daunting backdrop of twenty-first century consumerism, Warren launches her missives of desire, in writing that is at once raw and sly. From the Bishop of Worms to Flipper to E-40, nobody's safe from the easy virtuosity with which she makes language sing.
Alli Warren's most recent published works include I LOVE IT THOUGH (Nightboat Books, 2017), DON'T GO HOME WITH YOUR HEART ON (Faux Press, 2014), and Poetry Center Book Award winner HERE COME THE WARM JETS (City Lights Publishers, 2013). Her writing has been published in many journals and magazines, including Poetry, The Brooklyn Rail, Jacket, and Rethinking Marxism. She previously co-curated The (New) Reading Series at 21 Grand, edited Dreamboat Magazine, and co-edited The Poetic Labor Project.Author City: OAKLAND, CA USA