Poetry. "PETROLEUM HAT is natural language for a country at war. Unlike the old model of protest poetry, Drew Gardner isn't interested in earnest appeals to reason and compassion. He'll match the political spectacle absurdity for absurdity—and in the case of the funny and chilling 'Chicks Dig War,' I'm struck by how thoroughly he understands the logic of our times. Lazy Darwinian accounts of ourselves as celebrated in the New York Times Science and Business sections are satirized in tones borrowed and blended from sitcoms and textbooks"—Ange Mlinko.
Joyelle McSweeney @ the Constant Critic
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