Poetry. With 21 illustrations by David Munson. When Jack Kerouac deviated from the traditional haiku form, he began calling his poems "pops." Andrew Rihn deviates even further, to the edge of formlessness, adding a new entry into the rubric of "American pops." With short, sudden flashes, the reader is given glimpses of pop culture—the celebrity, the sloganeering, the fetishism. These poems remind us that we are all tethered to something dark, violent, and absurd that lies hidden below the surface of late capitalism.
about the artist:
David H. Munson holds an MFA in Visual Studies with a concentration in Printmaking from The University at Buffalo, SUNY. Trained in traditional studio arts, Munson is also interested in book arts and printmaking methodologies. He has exhibited widely with work in private collections and resides in western Massachusetts where he is a Five College Associate affiliated with Hampshire College.
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Andrew Rihn is the author of the chapbooks Outside the Clinic (Unlikely Stories, 20009), The Rust Belt MRI (Pudding House, 2010), and Foreclosure Dogs (Winged City Press, 2011). In 2008, he won the Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Scholarship Award. He has run creative writing workshops in a local domestic violence shelter and currently volunteers with Reentry Bridge Network, a non-profit connecting prisoners and the arts. Author City: CANTON, OH USA