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's previous books of poetry include TRANCE ARCHIVE: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS (City Lights, 2010), THE SOUND MIRROR (Flood Editions, 2008), FATHOM (Black Square Editions, 2003), and THE REMOVES (Hard Press, 1999). He has also published two volumes of prose: THE CRY AT ZERO (Counterpath Press, 2007), a selection of prose poems and critical essays, and THE SUN AT NIGHT (Black Square Editions, 2004), a survey of American surrealist poetry. From the German, he has translated The Perpetual Motion Machine by the proto-Dada fantasist Paul Scheerbart (Wakefield Press, 2011) and The Literary Essays of Marxist- Utopian philosopher Ernst Bloch (Stanford University Press, 1998). As a musician, Joron plays the theremin in various experimental and free-jazz ensembles. He teaches creative writing at San Francisco State University.Author City: BERKELEY, CA USA