Poetry. P. Inman radically fractures the conventions of language in order to build everything up again from a more elemental level. In PER SE, the composers Luigi Nono, Morton Feldman, Hans Lachenmann provide musical structure for his jazz-inflected words in motion. The book lives in the tension between the free, multidirectional movement of words and the highly orgazined macro-structures.
Peter Inman was born in 1947 and raised on Long Island. From 1980 to 2005, he worked at the Library of Congress, and since 2005 as labor rep and consultant. His books have included: Ocker (Tuumba Press, 1982), RED SHIFT and CRISS CROSS (Roof Books, 1988 & 1994), VEL (O Books, 1995), ad finitum (if p then q, 2008), AT. LEAST. (Krupskaya, 2009), and PER SE (Burning Deck, 2012). He resides in Maryland with the poet Tina Darragh. Author City: GREENBELT, MD USA