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Fiction. LBGT Studies. Michel Foucault famously wrote, "I am fully aware that I have never written anything other than fictions." In this polylingual, operatic fantasy comprised of invented letters, most of them unsent, set in Sweden during February 1956 while Foucault was undergoing a Swedish winter, the philosopher finds himself not just researching, but living through, his work to come, Madness and Civilization.
Michael Joyce once thought to become a Jesuit and perhaps became one nonetheless (his own father once described himself as "Jesuitical, self-taught"). He is the author of thirteen books spanning a career as a novelist, poet, critic and theorist, digital literature pioneer, and collaborative multimedia artist. His poems have appeared in Agni, Beloit Poetry Journal, FENCE, FOLLY (LA), Gastronomica, The Iowa Review, New Letters, nor/, Notre Dame Review, Parthenon West, Spoon River Review, New Review, OR (Otis Review), TAG Journal, The Common, and THE SHOp (Cork). With Gabriella Frykhamn he has published translations of the Swedish modernist poet Karin Boye in Spoon River Review, Metamorphoses; and Notre Dame Review. Two book-length sequences of poems, PARIS VIEWS (2012), and BIENNIAL: POEMS (2015), were published by BlazeVOX [Books]. He lives along the Hudson River near Poughkeepsie where he is Professor of English at Vassar College. Author City: NEW HAMBURG, NY USA