Poetry. Modeling the courage of the witness as a compelling poetic subjectivity, COMMUTER attempts to encourage response by negotiating notions of the self. Juliana Spahr calls COMMUTER "a painfully beautiful and transformatively aestheticized book."
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James Belflower is the author of THE POSTURE OF CONTOUR: A PUBLIC PRIMER (SpringGun Press, 2013), COMMUTER (Instance Press, 2009), which was voted 2009's "Best Book Length Long Poem/Sequence" by Coldfront magazine, Bird Leaves the Cornice, winner of the 2011 SpringGun Press Chapbook Prize; and a collaborative echapbook (with Anne Heide and J. Michael Martinez), And Also a Fountain (NeO Pepper Press, 2009). His poems, essays and reviews appear, or are forthcoming in: AUFGABE, FENCE, NEW AMERICAN WRITING, 1913, Drunken Boat, Coldfront, EOAGH, DENVER QUARTERLY, and Apostrophe Cast, among others. He is pursuing a PhD in Contemporary Poetics at Suny Albany and cocurates the Yes! Reading Series in Albany, NY.Author City: ALBANY, NY USA