Poetry."Poetry and sleep have always been related to me. What do we seek when we lie down to rest but a pleasant landscape of language? inaudible rehearsals of the auditory, invisible practice of the visual.It is possible of course to be asleep and awake at the same time, indeed we are mostly, examples: driving the freeway and missing the exit engrossed in meditation, orbetter the ineluctable state of napping in my chair, when I leave me there and go out for closer observation, hearing even seeing everything that goes on around but not noticing my own snores" (from the Introduction by the Author).
Bill Lavender is a poet, novelist, musician, carpenter and publisher living in New Orleans. MY ID, his eleventh book of poetry, was published by BlazeVOX in October, 2019. His novel trilogy, comprised of Q (originally published by Trembling Pillow Press in 2013), Little A, and The Private I, is forthcoming from Spuyten Duyvil. His verse memoir, Memory Wing, called by Rodger Kamentetz "a contemporary autobiographical masterpiece," was published by Black Widow in 2011. A chapbook, surrealism, was published in 2016 and translated into Spanish by Enrique Solinas and Peter Thompson; the bilingual edition was released by Yauguru in Uruguay as SURREALISMO. He is the co-founder, with Megan Burns of Trembling Pillow Press, of the New Orleans Poetry Festival.Author City: NEW ORLEANS, LA USA