Poetry. John M. Bennett's LIBER X is a tour de force of poetry, mixing textual, visual, oral, typographic, and linguistic procedures to create a unique and inexhaustible work. A delight to the eye, the mind, the ear, and to one's imagination. At 226 pages, the poems vary in size from filling the page, to minimalist "haiku"; from English to Spanish (and occasional other languages) to everything in between. Bennett's signature lyrical surrealism and intelligence, his intense textual visuality and musicality, and his wild metaphorical and imagistic power are all on full display in this major new work in his canon.
John M. Bennett has published over 400 books and chapbooks of poetry and other materials. Bennett has published a large body of work with Luna Bistone Prods, including LEG MIST (2019), DROPPED IN THE DARK BOX (2019), SESOS EXTREMOES (2018), OLAS CURSIS (2018), THE SWEATING LAKE (2017), THE WORLD OF BURNING (2017), ORPHIC CANTONS with Ivan Arguelles (2016), SELECT POEMS (2015), THE INEXPLICACIONES OF THE DREAMS OF BIBIANA PADILLA MALTOS (2015), THE FLUKE ILLUMINATOR (2015), IA M AL (2015), VERTICAL SLEEP (2015), MIRRORS MASCARAS (2014), OLVIDOS (2013), THE STICKY SUIT WHIRS: LOS PREOLVIDADOS (2013), BLOCK (2012), LIBER X (2012), CARAARAC & TITULO INVISIBLE (2012), DRILLING FOR SUIT MYSTERY with Matthew T Stolte (2012), THE GNAT'S WINDOW (2012), and CORRESPONDENCE: 1979-1983 with Davi Det Hompson (2011). He was editor and publisher of Lost and Found Times (1975- 2005), and is Founding Curator of the Avant Writing Collection at The Ohio State University Libraries. His work, publications, and papers are collected in several major institutions, including Washington University, SUNY Buffalo, Ohio State University, The Museum of Modern Art, and other major libraries. He is co-editor, with Geoffrey D. Smith, of two works by William S. Burroughs: Everything Lost: The Latin American Notebook of William S. Burroughs and The Revised Boy Scout Manual: An Electronic Revolution, both published by The Ohio State University Press. His PhD from UCLA (1970) is in Latin American Literature. Author City: COLUMBUS, OH USA