Poetry. SCHERZOS BENJYOSOS is a set of four poems, scherzos in prosimetrical blocks, a comical, wild, and delirious sifting through the carnage of the financial crash, the dreamscapes of capitalist infancy, histories of sadism and persecution, the fetish bars of canonical literature, and the psychoanalysis of grass. The book also includes "Sinking Feeling," Sutherland's long poem from 2017, described by J. H. Prynne as "breathtakingly lovely, and desperate, racked with desire to become truthful love."
“These poems are a hard, wild ride … through the bowels of our commodified society. They end, however, in a remarkable burst of lyricism, a surprising profession of faith in poetry’s ability to provide solace, as well as critique.” —Hyperallergic
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Keston Sutherland is the author of many books of poetry, including Whither Russia, The Odes to TL61P, Stress Position, and Hot White Andy. Chicago Review called his Poetical Works 1999-2015 one of "the most essential works of literature in English in this new millennium." The LRB described his work as "a passionate intervention into politics in the widest sense." He has written many essays on Marx, poetry, and philosophy.Author City: USA