Poetry. Asian American Studies. "Paolo Javier's 60 LV BO(E)MBS is one of the most radically detourned poetics that I've encountered in a long time. Rocking hard the perimeter of a national American literary metabolic center, Javier deftly develops what critical theorists have only been able to talk about: the birth of a non-idealist anticipatory-resilient para-national subject. His poetry engenders a polysemic motility that gives inner-life to this new state of independence. What does that mean? It means your kolonial momma's got your poppa's digits—by the products"—Rodrigo Toscano.
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Paolo Javier served as Queens Borough Poet Laureate from 2010-2014. He is the author of seven chapbooks and four full-length poetry collections, including COURT OF THE DRAGON (Nightboat Books, 2015), THE FEELING IS ACTUAL (Marsh Hawk Press, 2011), and 60 LV BO(E) MBS (O Books, 2005). Javier edited and published 2nd Avenue Poetry (2003-14), an online language art journal that produced three diverse volumes of contemporary innovative poetry, sound art, and visual art. He lives with his family in Sunnyside, Queens.Author City: QUEENS, NY USA