Poetry. From the opening poem, "…mumbling in the/attic 'roof' out there, mud beyond my head…", this revised and definitive 2nd edition of John M. Bennett's classic LA M AL confirms its position as one of the poet's best works. Bennett has created a unique language to express the depth and complexity (or the complexity has created the language), of thought and emotion, or emotional thought that are the core of human experience:…"drain"a laundry think .but think re diction think a congeriesof faucets faucets like yr "running-sore" a window to amoon ."a moon all" right a tab le o yr "lips were draped…The language swarms, swells and ebbs, shatters and recoheres, turns and returns, in patterns that resonate with all the currents, hidden and visible, of the self or selves that inhabit us. An essential book that fully realizes the possibilities of language to contain and know what is.
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