Poetry. Short text and mantra blocks by John M. Bennett, mostly in English, with some in Spanish and other languages. Each tightly coiled poem contains Bennett's signature textual inventiveness and compression, humor, bizarre and surrealist metaphor, and intense lyricism. These works could be described as "haiku" on steroids: "locksmith wobbled in/the afterbreath...)))dirt/whistle, corncob and g/ravel...)))" or "los anos tantos años/alejados como una tos/tada en el traspa tio lo/que veo muje y el/sueño del conejo tengo."
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