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 including ENDNAME (Luna Bisonte Prods, 2020), OJIJETE (Luna Bisonte Prods, 2020), and LEG MIST (Luna Bisonte Prods, 2019). He has published, exhibited and performed his word art worldwide in thousands of publications and venues. 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. Richard Kostelanetz has called him "the seminal American poet of my generation." His work, publications, and papers are collected in several major institutions, including Washington University (St. Louis), SUNY Buffalo, The Ohio State University, The Museum of Modern Art, and other major libraries. His PhD (UCLA 1970) is in Latin American Literature.Author City: COLUMBUS, OH USA