Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. Literary Criticism. RASCIBLE & KEPT vol.2 grapples with the new poetics in ways that are ideal for the subjects addressed. These essays, conversations, collaborative adventures, and reports from the inside explain and celebrate some of the most innovative writing and literary explorations on the scene today. As Olchar Lindsann puts it, "From reading to writing, thought to non-thought, vast macrohistorical analysis to sub-lettral investigations, epistemology to pragmatics, discourses: poetics, linguistics, hermeticism, economics, history, psychology, politics, metaphysics, and more." Among the writers engaged with are Thomas L. Taylor, César Figueiredo, Steve Dalachinsky, John M. Bennett, Rea Nikonova, Amy Trussel, Lanny Quarles, Mike Basinski, Jake Berry, John High, Scott MacLeod, David Baptiste Chirot, and many others, including a posse of fascinating heteronymic writers. If you are puzzled by the mysteries of this new avant-garde, these volumes will go a long way to illuminate them.
Jim Leftwich is a poet and artist from Roanoke, Virginia who is an important figure in the new international avant garde. Among his many books, recordings, electronic, collaborative and visual projects is his book DOUBT (2000). He was editor of the seminal magazine JUXTA. His papers are archived in the Avant Writing Colletion at The Ohio State University.Author City: USA