Poetry. James Belflower's THE POSTURE OF CONTOUR: A PUBLIC PRIMER is a performative book of poem-prompts that blend the boundaries of text, image and genre. POSTURE combines and collages French literary theory, music and mathematical theory, drama, discrete molecules, diagrams, equations, and film into an intelligent and remarkably humorous project. To read POSTURE is to become a Virtuoso, skilled in the fine arts, mechanics and dynamics; the room is your audience.
James Belflower is Teaching Assistant Professor at Siena College. As an interdisciplinary poet and critic, his work investigates how language mingles us with matter. He is the coauthor of the multimedia project Canyons (Flimb Press 2016) with Matthew Klane; The Posture of Contour (Spring Gun Press, 2013); Commuter (Instance Press, 2009); and Bird Leaves the Cornice, winner of the 2011 Spring Gun Press Chapbook Prize. His work appears, or is forthcoming, in Postmodern Culture, Journal of Modern Literature, Diagram, and New Delta Review, among others. appear, or are forthcoming in: AUFGABE, FENCE, NEW AMERICAN WRITING, 1913, Drunken Boat, Coldfront, EOAGH, DENVER QUARTERLY, and Apostrophe Cast, among others. He is pursuing a PhD in Contemporary Poetics at Suny Albany and cocurates the Yes! Reading Series in Albany, NY.Author City: ALBANY, NY USA