Poetry. "In THE ARAKAKI PERMUTATIONS, James Maughn continues his uncompromising engagement with the catechisms of martial kata and their intersection with the forms of writing. Delving deeper into the heart of his own poems, he engages the particularities of technical application—of timing and distance—that comprise his own poetic waza, or practice. By disclosing the textures and subtleties of language, even to the level of the syllable, Maughn illuminates the architecture of meaning. The result is a collection of remarkable poems that discover a boundless freedom within the structure of form. Through self imitation he has subjugated self-consciousness and achieved that most difficult of artistic feats: the revelation of a true self"—Joshua McKinney.
T. C. Marshall @ Galatea Resurrects
James Maughn lives in Santa Cruz, CA, where he coordinates A New Cadence Poetry Series out of the Felix Kulpa Gallery in downtown Santa Cruz. His most recent collection, These Peripheries, was published with Otoliths in 2012; THE ARAKAKI PERMUTATIONS was published with Black Radish Books in 2011; KATA, was published by BlazeVOX Books in 2008.Author City: SANTA CRUZ, CA USA