Poetry. From a deep whispering closet comes a "whirring like a / s tick y su it," like an immense door of sound, preforgotten sound which thus forms the protean shape of memory itself. These poems are language as water in flux through all its forms: rain, lake, fog, river, ice, steam, storm, sea, and a cup sloshing on the table or still as glass. At 67 pages, this short book has an intensity of expression and a swarming variety of voices unlike any other writing you can find. "...I / saw the crown of tree I / ni remumembered where / the flaucet was"; "...ticking in your / ,throat the;;;;;ra / in )counted with a hammer." Some of the poems include Spanish.
John M. Bennett has published over 400 books and chapbooks of poetry and other materials. Bennett has published a large body of work with Luna Bistone Prods, including LEG MIST (2019), DROPPED IN THE DARK BOX (2019), SESOS EXTREMOES (2018), OLAS CURSIS (2018), THE SWEATING LAKE (2017), THE WORLD OF BURNING (2017), ORPHIC CANTONS with Ivan Arguelles (2016), SELECT POEMS (2015), THE INEXPLICACIONES OF THE DREAMS OF BIBIANA PADILLA MALTOS (2015), THE FLUKE ILLUMINATOR (2015), IA M AL (2015), VERTICAL SLEEP (2015), MIRRORS MASCARAS (2014), OLVIDOS (2013), THE STICKY SUIT WHIRS: LOS PREOLVIDADOS (2013), BLOCK (2012), LIBER X (2012), CARAARAC & TITULO INVISIBLE (2012), DRILLING FOR SUIT MYSTERY with Matthew T Stolte (2012), THE GNAT'S WINDOW (2012), and CORRESPONDENCE: 1979-1983 with Davi Det Hompson (2011). He was editor and publisher of Lost and Found Times (1975- 2005), and is Founding Curator of the Avant Writing Collection at The Ohio State University Libraries. His work, publications, and papers are collected in several major institutions, including Washington University, SUNY Buffalo, Ohio State University, The Museum of Modern Art, and other major libraries. He is co-editor, with Geoffrey D. Smith, of two works by William S. Burroughs: Everything Lost: The Latin American Notebook of William S. Burroughs and The Revised Boy Scout Manual: An Electronic Revolution, both published by The Ohio State University Press. His PhD from UCLA (1970) is in Latin American Literature. Author City: COLUMBUS, OH USA