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Author: Will Alexander

Will Alexander is a poet, novelist, essayist, playwright, aphorist, philosopher, visual artist, and pianist. The author of over 30 books and winner of the Jackson Poetry Prize, the American Book Award, a California Arts Council Fellowship, and a Whiting Award, Alexander's work is characterized by a deep tension between the local and the cosmic, exploring the relationships between biological, physiological, and cultural phenomena and their analogues in physics and cosmology. His work is both surrealistic and meditative, resulting in a broadly various body of work that uses autobiography and astronomy to contextualize social and cultural pretensions and antagonisms. In his own words, Alexander's writing is a verbal yoga that emanates from the page as contagion.

A Cannibal Explains Himself to Himself
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A Cannibal Explains Himself to Himself

The Elephants

Literary Nonfiction. African & African American Studies. Art. California Interest. Will Alexander's A CANNIBAL EXPLAINS HIMSELF TO HIMSELF is a collection of essays on topics ranging from Los Angeles, collaborative art, cosmic interventions, psychic...

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At Night on the Sun
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At Night on the Sun

Chax Press

Poetry. Drama. African & African American Studies. "The new powerful play by Will Alexander, AT NIGHT ON THE SUN, seems to be the beginning of a new phase in his work as a playwright. After his four earlier plays, that have been collected as INSIDE ...

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Compression & Purity
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Compression & Purity

City Lights Publishers

Poetry. African American Studies. Few poets writing today can compare with L.A.-based surrealist Will Alexander in terms of the intensity of his imagination or his radically experimental approach to language as material object. Through the use of au...

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Inside the Earthquake Palace: 4 Plays
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Inside the Earthquake Palace: 4 Plays

Chax Press

Drama. Poetry. African American Studies. "Will Alexander's poetic universe could be a 1 + 1000 surface ('folded-in expanse') imbedded in a 1 + 1000 + X dimensional Historical Space-Time (the 'transverse'), with Ancient-Future Language particles and ...

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Mirach Speaks to His Grammatical Transparents
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Mirach Speaks to His Grammatical Transparents

Oyster Moon Press

Literary Nonfiction. African American Studies. MIRACH SPEAKS TO HIS GRAMMATICAL TRANSPARENTS is a philosophical meditation vertically scripted. It is an extension of Alexander's first book in this mode, TOWARDS THE PRIMEVAL LIGHTNING FIELD. Both boo...

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Singing in Magnetic Hoofbeat: Essays, Prose Texts, Interviews and a Lecture 1991-2007
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Singing in Magnetic Hoofbeat: Essays, Prose Texts, Interviews and a Lecture 1991-2007

Essay Press

Literary Nonfiction. African American Studies. Edited and with an Introduction by Taylor Brady. Afterword by Andrew Joron. One of the most prolific and original figures in the field of contemporary literature, Will Alexander is known worldwide for h...

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