Poetry. In LESSNESS everything is in ruins--machines, landscapes, buildings, bodies, histories, language. In terse elegies and effaced text, LESSNESS forces us to question the body, and through it the stability of the knowable. All builds toward a lengthy, strangely gentle "wreckage," where the surrender to inevitable infestations does not negate small triumphs.
Brian Henry is the author of ten previous books of poetry, including PERMANENT STATE (Threadsuns Press, 2020), STATIC & SNOW (Black Ocean, 2015), DOPPELGÄNGER (Talisman House, Publishers, 2011), LESSNESS (Ahsahta Press, 2011), THE STRIPPING POINT (Counterpath Press, 2007), and QUARANTINE (Ahsahta Press, 2006). He has translated numerous books from Slovenian, including Aleš Šteger's The Book of Things, which won the Best Translated Book Award. His poetry and translation have received many honors, including grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Howard Foundation.Author City: RICHMOND, VA USA