Poetry. Disaster and delight collide in this quick-witted collection, HOW TO FLIT. Distorted advertisements, headlines, and familiar expressions pepper the pages, as the poems endlessly calculate—"In fifty years the export market for tomorrow's revels imagine!" Maxims ("Consolation helps those in trouble, if speaker is trustworthy") are quickly converted into commodity ("(t-shirt idea)"), while basic needs are left unmet, bodies left untended.
Mark Johnson is the author of HOW TO FLIT (Roof Books), CAN OF HUMAN HEAT (Golias Books), Treatise on Luck (Gauss PDF), and AFTER SUCH KNOWLEDGE PARK (Make Now Books), as well as a variety of shorter works. He lives in Philadelphia, where he is an independent bookseller dealing in rare records and antiquarian books, and where on good nights he performs as DJ Hiding Place.Author City: PHILADELPHIA, PA USA