Poetry. ATMOSPHERICS is a prose poetry textbook that brings sensual life to the reference work. Encompassing topics as varied as the flow of time in museums, the play of momentum through a sports event, and the expression of food in dreams, it studies how anything ever comes to feel like anything in particular at all. The hypothesis of this science is poetries. And so it is through poetries, some terse and esoteric, others diagrammatically elaborate, that the text explores the endlessly variable topic of atmosphere. Concept and specificity, voice and structure, shape and movement, multiplicity and coalescence, absorption and expression: many of the questions of poetry are also the questions of atmosphere. ATMOSPHERICS represents the confluence of poetry and philosophy, and of learning and teaching—a writing that meditates between concepts and particularity, pushing an expressive phenomenology beyond the resolution of experience into a very quietly strange world where there is wonder at the mood of a city street, the cry of a trumpet, the turn of an event.
Lohren Green is a writer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the author of ATMOSPHERICS (Quale Press, 2014), and a book of poetry and prose entitled POETICAL DICTIONARY: ABRIDGED, which was published by Atelos Press in 2003 (now in its third printing, the book was a Small Press Distribution poetry bestseller for the decade 2000-2009). Lohren completed his Ph.D. at the University of Calfornia at Berkeley's Department of Rhetoric, and his Master's at Cambridge University in England, where he studied history and philosophy of science. He was an Artist in Residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts. His writing has appeared in journals including 32 Poems, Open City, and Shark, a set of his poems are included in the compilation ENCYCLOPEDIA (VOL. 2) (Encyclomedia, 2010), and his poetry is included in the anthology OLD FLAME (WordFarm, 2013). Author City: SAN CARLOS, CA USA