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's books include SUGAR PILL (Krupskaya, 2002), PETROLEUM HAT (Roof Books, 2005), CHOMP AWAY (Combo Books, 2010), and DEFENDER (Edge Books 2018). He is the co-editor of FLARF: AN ANTHOLOGY OF FLARF. His FLARF ORCHESTRA CD appeared in 2011. His work has appeared in Poetry, The Nation, and Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology. He is a founding member of Subpress Collective. Gardner lives in New York City with Katie Degentesh.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA