Poetry. The map of the heavens has long been the place where humanity has immortalized those narratives that are instructive to its understanding of the universe. The named celestial bodies represent a repository of information from diverse cultures, both ancient and modern. Each poem in this volume bears the name of the brightest named star of every visible constellation from both hemispheres. Insofar as mythology, science and religion offer us explanations of the properties and behavior of the physical world, ASTROMETRY ORGONON, like the star-stories of old, creates a new, secular cosmology based on the scientific observations of Wilhelm Reich and Richard A. Muller compounded with various modern and ancient religions. By accepting as fact the theories of these and other disputed or dis-proven worldviews, these poems speak of the tenuousness and fragility of human understanding, and offer a critique of the actions of humans during the past several millennia.
Mark Lamoureux lives in Connecticut. His books include; 29 CHEESEBURGERS + 39 YEARS (Pressed Wafer 2013); SPECTRE (Black Radish Books, 2011); and ASTROMETRY ORGONON (BlazeVOX books 2008). He is the author of numerous chapbooks, including: Poem Stripped of Artifice (winner of the New School 2007 Chapbooks Contest), Traceland, 29 Cheeseburgers, Film Poems> and City/Temple (Ugly Duckling Presse). His work has been published in print and online in Fourteen Hills, Fence, Mustachioed, miPoesias, Jubilat, Denver Quarterly, Conduit, Lungfull!, Carve Poems, Coconut, GutCult and many others. In 2006 he started Cy Gist Press, a micropress focusing on ekphrastic poetry. He is an Instructor of English at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, CT.Author City: Astoria, NY USA