Literary Nonfiction. Beginning is impossible. To imagine a new work is to know that it is impossible to begin. I cannot think of origins. They are too far back. They are far too close. One is not only already on the way, one's 'beginning' was never one's own, nor was it theirs who gave you birth, and surrounded you with the unfulfillable hope of their hopeless longings. So, how do I understand all these stops and starts—the unstoppable fragmentary sputterings of the uninterruptedly continuous.
Alan Loney is a writer, poet, editor, publisher and letterpress printer. His work has been published by university and private presses in New Zealand, Australia and North America. His own presses have printed and published many of New Zealand's most noted poets. He is the author of several books, including NEXT TO NOTHING (Red Dragonfly Press), BEGINNINGS (Otis Books | Seismicity Editions), CRANKHANDLE (Cordite Books), THE BOOKS TO COME (Cuneiform Press), and MEDITATIO (Cuneiform Press). Originally living and working in New Zealand, he now resides in Melbourne, Australia. Author City: Melbourne AUS