Poetry. Much like its predecessor, KINGS OF THE F**KING SEA, Dan Boehl's second collection, EMOEMOJI : WOODS, feels both ancient and contemporary, mythic and ephemeral. Documenting his time at Schloss Solitude, these terse poems—every line, just one word—unravel the anxiety and disorientation of living in an unfamiliar place and the comfort and freedom of living in that place among artists. By disturbing the nature-centered minimalism of Basho or Moritake with the contemporary urban conversationalism of O'Hara or Creeley, Boehl depicts how the present disturbs the past, how an American disturbs other cultures, and how an artist disturbs the world. But instead of the path of least resistance—judgement—Boehl treats this with joyful inclusion.
Dan Boehl is a founding editor of Birds, LLC, an independent poetry publisher, which put out his book KINGS OF THE F**KING SEA. He helps run the Austin reading series Fun Party and has received fellowships and residencies from the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program, the Vermont Studio Center, the Akademie Schloss Solitude, the Lighthouse Works, and POGON. His latest book is EMOEMOJI : WOODS, published by Edition Solitude.Author City: AUSTIN, TX USA