Literary Nonfiction. African American Studies. MIRACH SPEAKS TO HIS GRAMMATICAL TRANSPARENTS is a philosophical meditation vertically scripted. It is an extension of Alexander's first book in this mode, TOWARDS THE PRIMEVAL LIGHTNING FIELD. Both books, in concert, exist as a double exploration in what, for the author, is a nascent odyssey, concerning the mind at non-limit through cellular transmogrification.
Will Alexander is a poet, novelist, essayist, playwright, aphorist, philosopher, visual artist, and pianist. The author of over 30 books and winner of the Jackson Poetry Prize, the American Book Award, a California Arts Council Fellowship, and a Whiting Award, Alexander's work is characterized by a deep tension between the local and the cosmic, exploring the relationships between biological, physiological, and cultural phenomena and their analogues in physics and cosmology. His work is both surrealistic and meditative, resulting in a broadly various body of work that uses autobiography and astronomy to contextualize social and cultural pretensions and antagonisms. In his own words, Alexander's writing is a verbal yoga that emanates from the page as contagion.Author City: Los Angeles, CA USA