Poetry. Taking its inspiration from the work of Russian Absurdist authors such as Alexander Vvedensky and Daniil Kharms, FUR NOT LIGHT interrogates how deep senselessness runs in a post-truth and truthiness world. Incorporating serial poems such as "Nothing of the Month Club" and "December 32nd," as well as the long ideogram-based work "The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living," FUR NOT LIGHT makes manifest the way that, as one of the poems in the volume puts it, "there's a difference between turning around and turning back."
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Jeff Alessandrelli is most recently the author of the poetry collection FUR NOT LIGHT (2019), which The Kenyon Review called an "example of radical humility.its poems enact a quiet but persistent empathy in the world of creative writing." An expanded version of FUR NOT LIGHT entitled Nothing of the Month Club was released in the United Kingdom in 2021. In addition to his writing, Alessandrelli also directs the nonprofit book press/record label Fonograf Editions.