A favorite of the New York Transportation Authority!
You ask, “What is it?”. A great subway read? A gross spiritual inspirational? Is it a psychogeography of the B43 bus line? An unseasonably barked staircase? For lovers of nature walks, superfund sites, and lakes reflecting a metal bar.
"...disentanglement...surrounded by collapsible structures...on the brink of coming apart this poetry always provides a foothold, I hear shades of Steve Carey, Larry Eigner, Joanne Kyger, Stacy Szymaszek, and the great Arlo Quint, before being suddenly swept out, past any recognizable spirit or measure, where only mythic landscape remains. ‘The chimes/grind wind.’ We should be grateful they were blown apart and left so far flung, now collected as LIGHT DEMOLITION." —cedar sigo
"Will Edmiston’s poems...in a landscape...have a habit of demolishing themselves...birds in the ‘full sky brown’ dissolve into fading typeset. The poems are a lake reflecting...a metal bar. Nothing is ever settled here — but should you need it, there is beauty to guide you." —Jennifer Bartlett
“...amazing weird and full of light demolition...everything sideways is also omnidirectional...great subway read too, which is the fucking litmus of eternity...” —Edmund Berrigan
Will Edmiston (b.1977) is the author of LIGHT DEMOLITION, Gamma Lake (forthcoming) and numerous chap books. He lives and works in New York.