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.
interview @ Poetry Society of Americainterview by Tara Murtha @ The RumpusTom Trudgeon @ HTMLGIANT
CAConrad is the author of WHILE STANDING IN LINE FOR DEATH (Wave Books, 2017), 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. ECODEVIANCE was the winner of the 2015 Believer Magazine Book Award. Author City: PHILADELPHIA, PA USA