Poetry. In THE PHONEMES, Frances Richard investigates perceptually distinct units of experience—sounds, energy surges, scraps of national and natural history—to create episodes of disruption and dissolution. Robert Fitterman: "There isn't anyone else [in the basement] doing quite what these meteors are doing." Lee Ann Brown: "Sophisticated and surprising employment of collage and juxtaposition of 'the found' makes for a rarified and well-wrought leap forward in radical cross-disciplinary and cross-genre collage." Ronaldo V. Wilson: "Each folded articulation of sense and perception, of history, volition, identity, and loss is rendered in this book's stunning stance, its gorgeous delivery, where language, symbol, sign, and picture meet to punctuate, forecast and project what's possible within and beyond the real of ---=*|=- -- - - =*|- - = -." THE PHONEMES is published as as part of the TrenchArt: Recon Series, with an Introduction by Ronaldo V. Wilson and visual art by Renee Petropoulos.
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Frances Richard is the author of ANARCH. (Futurepoem, 2012), THE PHONEMES (Les Figues Press, 2012) and See Through (Four Way Books, 2003), as well as the chapbooks Anarch. (Woodland Editions, 2008) and Shaved Code (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2008). With Jeffrey Kastner and Sina Najafi she is co-author of Odd Lots: Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark's "Fake Estates" (Cabinet Books, 2005). She has been a member of the editorial teams at FENCE and Cabinet magazines, and her writing on visual art has appeared in Artforum, Bookforum, The Nation, BOMB, and in exhibition catalogues from the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and Independent Curators International; she has been a visiting scholar at the Canadian Centre for Architecture and is the recipient of a Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. She lives in Brooklyn.Author City: BROOKLYN, NY USA