Poetry. "To read CHOMP AWAY is to take a crash course on the notion of dread as primal poetic value, with a consciousness filter bent towards humor. Every poem contains transparent seams managing a trophy wall of tortured, ordinary, far-out-to-far-in syntaxes that Gardner deftly parodies, ultimately generating wild, empathetic voice-structures—the longer poem "Twilight System Joy Mechanics" being an especially masterful example of this—aimed at unbridled power and its supporting cast of popular deflections"—Anselm Berrigan.
Drew Gardner's books include SUGAR PILL (Krupskaya, 2002), PETROLEUM HAT (Roof Books, 2005), CHOMP AWAY (Combo Books, 2010), and DEFENDER (Edge Books 2018). He is the co-editor of FLARF: AN ANTHOLOGY OF FLARF. His FLARF ORCHESTRA CD appeared in 2011. His work has appeared in Poetry, The Nation, and Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology. He is a founding member of Subpress Collective. Gardner lives in New York City with Katie Degentesh.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA