Poetry. "In Brenda Iijima's SUBSISTENCE EQUIPMENT the mirror wraps around the body like a form fitting garment and exudes the idiosyncratic fractality of its rebellious inhabitants. Efflorescent pulsations interrogate steel. Angular feet seek mischievous nomads. Fearless assertions mute the violence of the bi-directional stare. Dancers reconstitute the molecular reservoir to counter the aimless drift of uniform particularities. Water cannot afford to identify itself by virtue of its sinusoidal undulation. Chemical hydration is not synonymous in relation to its moody visitors. The web metabolizes the spider as it weaves. Vigilant outsiders threaten to pierce the face of the geode"--Cecilia Wu.
Brenda Iijima is the author of six full-length collections of poetry including EARLY LINOLEUM (Counterpath Press, 2015) and IF NOT METAMORPHIC (Ahsahta Press, 2010) as well as numerous chapbooks and artist's books. She is also the editor of the eco language reader (Nightboat Books, 2010) and editor of ECO LANGUAGE READER. She lives in Brooklyn.Author City: BROOKLYN, NY USA