Poetry. PRIMITIVE STATE is a book-length tour-de-force from one of contemporary poetry's strongest search-lights. Composed as an homage to the list poem as "a catalog of consciousness-beats," the result is a long poem peculiarly perfect for twitter. Written across the fall and winter of 2008-09 as a continuous arrangement of deadpan observations, a comic reboot of the poet's writing mind, and partial portrait of the poet's then one year-old daughter, PRIMITIVE STATE is a work simultaneously spontaneous and exact, at once open-ended and satisfyingly immediate.
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Anselm Berrigan is the author of numerous works. His most recent include PREGRETS (Black Square Editions, 2021), SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY (Wave Books, 2018), and COME IN ALONE (Wave Books, 2016).Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA