Poetry. FACE DOWN is an abject, fantastic inquiry into forging new ways of relating, set against the brutal materialist realities of empire. It focuses on gender, economics, opportunity, sexuality, and all the distinctive devices of social stratification. With unflinching wit, Whitener connects "literature's devices, knowledges, and affective relationships...to the new problematics of experiencing, worlding, and its sensorium of trauma."
Brian Whitener is a writer living in Mobile, Alabama. Recent projects include De gente común: Arte, política y rebeldía social, edited with Lorena Méndez and Fernando Fuentes (Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México, 2013) and as a participant in the translations GENOCIDE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD (ChainLinks, 2009), The Unreal, Silver-Plated Book (Departamento de Ficción, 2011), and The Empire of Neomemory (ChainLinks, 2013).Author City: MOBILE, AL USA