Poetry. Andrew Joron's THE SOUND MIRROR offers poetry that is both cosmic and atomic, operating above and below the normative scale of human attention. As in chemical reactions, Joron's sonic friction breaks the bonds between letters and anagrammatically reforms a new lyric. As readers, we find ourselves in a symbolic space of paradox and impossibility "where / X relaxes relation, where / X licks the elixir of / night's rhyme with light." Other books by Andrew Joron available from SPD include THE CRY AT ZERO, NEO-SURREALISM: OR, THE SUN AT NIGHT, and FATHOM.
Andrew Joron is the author of THE ABSOLUTE LETTER, a collection of poems published by Flood Editions, 2017. Joron's previous poetry collections include TRANCE ARCHIVE (City Lights, 2010), THE SOUND MIRROR (Flood Editions, 2008), Fathom (Black Square Editions, 2003), and The Removed (Hard Press, 1999). "The Cry of Zero", a selection of his prose poems and critical essays, was published by Counterpath Press in 2007. From the German, he has translated the "Literary Essay" of Marxist-Utopian philosopher Ernst Bloch (Stanford University. Press, 1998) and The Perpetual Motion Machine, by the proto-Dada Fanta it's Paul Scheerbart (Wakefield Press, 2011). Joron teaches creative writing at San Francisco State University.