Poetry. From its dedication "for the word 'this'" to its cascading sentences that demand "Explain yourself to this dot • " or observe "The first word was a command," Vitiello's unique OBEDIENCE creates a reading experience of poetry that borders on the compulsive. "The title of this book should be the entirety of the text of this book over again," the author suggests before urging the reader: "Go on." Readable forwards, backwards, and laterally, this is poetry of the scientific method, not of any aesthetic or theoretical strain.
Chris Vitiello lives in Durham, North Carolina, and writes about performance, hockey, and the arts, earning a 2011 AltWeekly Award nomination for arts criticism. He is the author of Nouns Swarm a Verb (Xurban Books, 1999), IRRESPONSIBILITY (Ahsahta Press, 2008) and OBEDIENCE (Ahsahta Press, 2012).
Author City: DURHAM, NC USA