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 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