Poetry. BRICKED BATS is simultaneously a poetic examination of the quotidian and the mundane, the use of repetition of image and metaphor, and the ways thought and feeling can be recycled and how metamorphosis can be applied to our patterns of perception. BRICKED BATS is nothing "else than an illegible book portraying an expanse of nothing out of something."
Gian Lombardo's books include the prose poetry collections BRICKED BATS (Quale Press, 2021), SEEING WITH EYES CLODED, (Quale Press, 2019), MACHINES WE HAVE BUILT (Quale Press, 2014), Who Lets Go First (2010), Aid & A_Bet (2008), Of All the Corners to Forget (2004), Sky Open Again (1997), Before Arguable Answers (1993), and STANDING ROOM (Dolphin-Moon Press1989) as well as the poetry collection Between Islands (1984). Lombardo's translations include Michel Delville's Anything & Everything (2016), Archestratos's Gastrology or Life of Pleasure or Study of the Belly or Inquiry Into Dinner (2009), Michel Delville's Third Body (2009), Eugène Savitzkaya's Rules of Solitude (2004), and Aloysius Bertrand's Flemish School, Old Paris, & Night and Its Spells (2000). He directs Quale Press, which mainly publishes prose poetry, and teaches publishing at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Author City: NIANTIC, CT USA