Poetry. CO features five recent collaborations between the seminal language poet Bruce Andrews and writers Barbara Cole, Jesse Friedman, Jessica Grim, Yedda Morrison, and Kim Rosenfield. Andrews writes, "After 9/11, collaboration got magnetic. Extending out, these five recent pairs. calls & response, collisions, mosaic, reverb & embroidery - with a similar backstory: some 'raw material' of mine, micro & modular, (lines, phrases, word clusters) riffing of of/admiringly reading recent poetry of theirs & sent each a packet of these little sheets to, again, work/play/off of/respond with more raw matter/& loosely organize, then back my way, more twists & rounds, final shakedown & paper staging." What results is work that displays Andrews' classic disjunction and politicized irritability, but the strong push and pull his collaborators exert causes pleasantly surprising disruptions that invigorate these texts in unexpected ways. See also GIVE EM ENOUGH ROPE and EX WHY ZEE, both available from SPD.