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), MACHINES WE HAVE BUILT (Quale Press, 2014), Who Lets Go First (Swamp Press, 2010), Aid & A_Bet (BlazeVOX [books], 2008), Of All the Corners to Forget (Meeting Eyes Bindery, 2004), SKY OPEN AGAIN (Dolphin-Moon Press, 1997), Before Arguable Answers (Burning Press, 1993), and STANDING ROOM (Dolphin-Moon Press, 1989) as well as the poetry collection Between Islands (Dolphin-Moon Press, 1984). Lombardo's translations include Louis Bertrand's GASPARD DE LA NUIT:?FANTASIES IN THE MANNER OF REMBRANDT AND CALLOT (Quale Press, 2022), Maurice de Gu�rin's THE CENTAUR & THE BACCHANTE (Quale Press, 2021), Michel Delville's Anything & Everything (Quale Press, 2016), Archestratos's Gastrology or Life of Pleasure or Study of the Belly or Inquiry Into Dinner (Quale Press, 2009), Michel Delville's Third Body (Quale Press, 2009), and Eug�ne Savitzkaya's Rules of Solitude (Quale Press, 2004). He directs Quale Press, which mainly publishes prose poetry, and teaches publishing at Emerson College.