Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. Hybrid Genre. David Buuck's newest collection NOISE IN THE FACE OF is aesthetically strong, political poetry at its absolute finest. Written in Oakland between the early goings of the Occupy Oakland movement, through the Bay Area protests in the wake of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and many, many others, NOISE IN THE FACE OF treads finely between aesthetics and action. NOISE is composed of nine sections that range from the opening populist ars poetica "CLEARING A SPACE IN THE FREQUENCY JUNGLE" to the wistful, fragmented lyric with a global perspective "NOISE IN THE FACE OF" and extending all the way to the politically conceptual "EVERYTHING IS PIXELATED," which explores the complexities and dangers of aestheticizing cell phone footage of riots and police brutality. NOISE IN THE FACE OF is not concerned with exposing truth, or even a truth. Rather, it searches that liminal space between the virtual and the real, that riot without a livestream, that conversation without the separation of iMessage, that instance as such, completely in the present tense.
David Buuck is a writer who lives in Oakland, CA. He is the founder of BARGE, the Bay Area Research Group in Enviro-aesthetics, and co-founder and editor of Tripwire, a journal of poetics. Publications include SITE CITE CITY (Futurepoem, 2015), AN ARMY OF LOVERS, co-written with Juliana Spahr (City Lights, 2013), and THE SHUNT (Palm Press, 2009). Writing and performance work is available via davidbuuck.com.Author City: OAKLAND, CA USA