Poetry. Cross-Genre. Fiction. Drama. "It would take a miracle to perform this pageant. For a start, you would have to reanimate Charlotte Brontë, Adolf Loos, and Ronald Reagan, and you would need an ungodly amount of wax. Most of the action is obscene, and therefore takes place offstage. The actors enter and report on scenes of spectacular violence that go on all the time every day. The audience is part of the spectacle too. We are all transformed into images somewhere in this script. At one point, all of Hollywood appears onstage on the form of dead horses, perhaps because Hollywood film continues to rely on narrative conventions that it exhausted long ago. The entire world also appears, played by a boy who, in a series of rapid costume changes, puts on increasingly pretty dresses."—Aaron Kunin
Johannes Göransson is the author of four books with Tarpaulin Sky Press—ENTRANCE TO A COLONIAL PAGEANT IN WHICH WE ALL BEGIN TO INTICATE (2011), HAUTE SURVEILLANCE (2013), THE SUGAR BOOK (2015), and POETRY AGAINST ALL (2020)—in addition to three previous collections of poems: A New Quarantine Will Take My Place, Dear Ra, and TRANSGRESSIVE CIRCULATION (Noemi Press, 2018). He has also translated several books, including Aase Berg's HACKERS (Black Ocean, 2017), Dark Matter, Transfer Fat, and With Deer as well as Ideals Clearance by Henry Parland and Collobert Orbital by Johan Jönson.
Author City: SOUTH BEND, IN USA