Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. This 3rd volume of Jim Leftwich's unique and ground-breaking examination of the explosion of marginal literatures can also be seen, like the first 2, as an example of that literature. It has an enormous variety of approaches to language-based arts that are ignored by the academies, the publishers, and the cliques that make up the dominant worlds of letters today. This exciting art, of which Leftwich is also a practitioner, is what will shape the literary world of the future, and his documentation of it is, and will be, of immense value. He takes on this extraordinary material in extensive real and imagined conversations, exhaustive discussions and contextualizations, detailed analyses, bibliographic documentation, and other approaches difficult to categorize, because the categories for it do not yet exist. These 3 essential books open a portal to a world of major literary creation, a world that is, for the moment, largely invisible.
Jim Leftwich is a poet and commentator on poetry, whose many books—including I REMEMBER PETROLEUM, TRES TRESSS TRISSS TRIEESSS TRIL TRILSSSS, and RACSCIBLE & KEMPT—develop a wide variety of innovative techniques and approaches; as an experimental poet, he is unparalleled. He edited and published the journal JUXTA, and lives in Roanoke, Virginia, where he is one of the founding organizers of the annual Marginal Arts Fest.Author City: ROANOKE, VA USA