Poetry. This book of poems features Svalina's 60+ page epic, "Above the Fold," about which he notes: The poem is about the process of watching things happen in your name both across the globe & in front of you, & the ingestion of media images that represent the state of the world & its publicities & privacies of pain. People do awful things to one another & then other people say 'aren't those awful things awful' & then there is also kissing.
Mathias Svalina was born in Chicago. He is the author of THE WINE-DARK SEA (Sidebrow Books, 2016), WASTOID (Big Lucks Books, 2014), THE EXPLOSIONS (Subito Press, 2012), I AM A VERY PRODUCTIVE ENTREPRENEUR (Mud Luscious Press, 2011) and DESTRUCTION MYTH (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2009). With Zachary Schomburg, he co-edits Octopus Magazine and Octopus Books. He currently teaches writing and literature in Denver, Colorado.Author City: DENVER, CO USA