Fiction. In this self-described "thought experiment"—part fiction, part literary detective work and always daring—Kent Johnson proposes a stunning rewrite of literary history. Satirical and earnest at turns, A QUESTION MARK ABOVE THE SUN is a hybrid book of shifting identities, surmises, impostures, and counter-arguments, centered around a provocative speculation.
Kent Johnson is the author, translator, or editor of nearly 30 books of poetry and criticism, including Beneath a Single Moon: Buddhism in Contemporary American Poetry (Shambhala, 1991), Doubled Flowering: From the Notebooks of Araki Yasusada (Roof Books, 1998), and the collection of poems, HOMAGE TO THE LAST AVANT-GARDE (Shearsman Books, 2008). Johnson lives in Illinois, where he has been a faculty member in English and Spanish at Highland Community College. In 2005, he was named "State Teacher of the Year" by the Illinois Community College Board of Trustees. Johnson has also received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship for his translation of Bolivian poet Jaime Saenz's The Night.Author City: Freeport, IL USA