Poetry. Down midnight trails to the still reeling seawall, past campfires in the Western Jungle, with voice work from Judy Collins, Nicholas Ray, Aphra Behn, Noah Purifoy, Johnny Cash, William F. Buckley Jr. and a sadistic Black Bart impersonator along the way—WAY TOO WEST is the first major poem of the long century now unfolding on Earth's runaway twin. A gamey hock of tongues thin-sliced in a broth of cartoons served with a side of "jellied turds found out on spits / and drops of dandy pee"—all wrapped up in a cover by legendary Oakland artist Jake Hout—this poem-system is certified to get you stoned on perfect reality.
Julien Poirier has taught poetry in the New York City and San Francisco public schools and at San Quentin State Prison, and was a founding member of the Ugly Duckling Presse Collective. Previous books include EL GOLPE CHILEñO (Ugly Duckling Presse 2010) and the newspaper novel, Living! Go and Dream (UDP 2005). With Garrett Caples, he is the co-editor of Frank Lima's, Incidents of Travel in Poetry (City Lights 2015). His most recent book of poems is OUT OF PRINT (City Lights, 2016).Author City: BERKELEY, CA USA