Poetry. As a poet and a musician, New York resident Drew Gardner is admirably obsessed with "the phrase." Separating each line in SUGAR PILL with regular units of blank space, Gardner's first book turns every line into a stanza unto itself, clearly intent upon establishing a rhythm and sequencing wholly unique to itself. Outside of its fascinating form, this collection intimately examines the consequences of the scientific and corporate leviathan, and its eerie moral order: "aren't you supposed to be out killing things?//like lemmings running up a cliff//missile silos implode in North Dakota//copping the absence."
Drew Gardner spent his teenage years playing drums in a punk rock band. In the early 90s he lived in San Francisco, writing and working as a jazz drummer. Since 1996 he has lived in New York City, conducting and experimenting in extensive poetomusical collaborations with his Poetics Orchestra. His most recent music can be heard on the album FLARF ORCHESTRA (Edge Books, 2011). He is a member of the Flarf Collective. His books include CHOMP AWAY (Combo Books, 2011), PETROLEUM HAT (Roof Books, 2005), SUGAR PILL (Krupskaya, 2002), and WATER TABLE (Situations Press, 2002). He lives in New York City with the poet Katie Degentesh.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA