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."
Vladislav Frederick @ EntropyInterview with Peter Kranitz @ The Adroit JournalFeature @ Poetry Society of AmericaConversation with Chyrum Lambert @ Full StopRobert Ham @ Portland Mercuryauthor site
Jeff Alessandrelli is the author of FUR NOT LIGHT (Burnside Review Press, 2019), THE MAN ON HIGH: ESSAYS ON SKATEBOARDING, HIP-HOP, POETRY AND THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. (Eyewear Publishing, 2017), THIS LAST TIME WILL BE THE FIRST (Burnside Review Press, 2014), among other works. He lives in Portland, Oregon, where he runs the vinyl-record literary label Fonograf Editions. Author City: PORTLAND, OR USA