Poetry. Asian American Studies. "Paolo Javier's 60 LV BO(E)MBS is one of the most radically detourned poetics that I've encountered in a long time. Rocking hard the perimeter of a national American literary metabolic center, Javier deftly develops what critical theorists have only been able to talk about: the birth of a non-idealist anticipatory-resilient para-national subject. His poetry engenders a polysemic motility that gives inner-life to this new state of independence. What does that mean? It means your kolonial momma's got your poppa's digits—by the products"—Rodrigo Toscano.
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Paolo Javier was born in the Philippines and grew up in Las Piñas, Metro Manila; Katonah, New York; Cairo, Egypt; and Vancouver, British Columbia. He's produced three albums of sound poetry with Listening Center (David Mason), including the limited edition pamphlet/cassette Ur'lyeh/Aklopolis and the booklet/cassette Maybe the Sweet Honey Pours. A featured artist in Greater NY 2015 and Queens International 2018: Volumes, he recently completed OBB, a weird postcolonial techno dreampop comics poem begun in 2005 that also includes illustrations by Alex Tarampi and Ernest Concepcion. His books include MAYBE THE SWEET HONEY POURS (Nion Editions, 2019), COURT OF DRAGON (Nightboat Books, 2015), THE FEELING IS ACTUAL (Marsh Hawk Press, 2011), and 60 IV BO(E)MBS (O Books, 2005). Author City: QUEENS, NY USA