Poetry. Winner of the 2010 Furniture Press Poetry Prize. "The fluctuating horizon of each page where poems dissolve into 'Explanatory Notes' suggests the contemporary poet's struggle with lines and lineages entangling the lyric in a tradition shaped primarily by its hostility to tradition. Ware illustrates the writer's task, alternately fruitful and frustrating, to accomplish the poem as discrete object while experiencing self as fluid and associational, with a promiscuous appetite for language stimulated and satisfied as much by Frankfurt School philosophy and schoolyard myth as by Aaron Sorkin's television scripts and Lacan's Disney. Ware's book questions the possibility of transgression in a culture made by uncertain boundaries"—Elizabeth Savage.
Joshua Ware was born in Cleveland, OH in 1977. He is the author of two full-length collections: HOMAGE TO HOMAGE TO HOMAGE TO CREELEY (Furniture Press Books, 2011) , which won the 2nd Annual Furniture Press Poetry Prize, and a tete beche, VARGTIMMEN/UNWANTED INVENTION (Furniture Press Books, 2015), plus a half dozen chapbooks. His worked has appeared in journals such as American Letters & Commentary, Colorado Review, Fence, Gulf Coast, and New American Writing. He currently resides in Denver, CO.
Author City: BOULDER, CO USA