Poetry. Across a series of sixty-four poems, each titled with the eponymous refrain, I WANT SOMETHING OTHER THAN TIME worries the problem of self-identicality—the distance between the self and the self that recognizes the self—into the socio-political sphere as a problem of temporality, as the work of our shared subjects in perceiving and projecting pasts, futures, presents.
Lewis Freedman is the author of RESIDUAL SYNONYMS FOR THE NAME OF GOD (Ugly Duckling Press, 2016) and I WANT SOMETHING OTHER THAN TIME (Ugly Duckling Press, 2021) as well as many chapbooks of poetry, including Am Perhaps Yet (Oxeye, 2018). In addition, he has authored several experiments on the form of the book including Solitude: The Complete Games (Troll Thread, 2013), a collaboration with Kevin Rydberg that will take several years for your computer to read, and the book within a book, Hold the Blue Orb, Baby (Well- Greased Press, 2013) which interleaves notebook facsimiles with poems on the practice of notebooking. He has taught creative writing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Oklahoma State University, and served as Visiting Writer- in-Residence at Carthage College.Author City: MADISON, WI USA