The Criminal: The Invisibility of Parallel Forces

The Criminal The Invisibility of Parallel Forces Poetry Transgender Studies Indigenous StudiesThis book brings together Max Wolf Valerio s poetry from the s and s including some recent poems As I m reading The Criminal I can remember the enormo

  • Title: The Criminal: The Invisibility of Parallel Forces
  • Author: Max Wolf Valerio
  • ISBN: 9781532359262
  • Page: 434
  • Format: Paperback
  • Poetry Transgender Studies Indigenous StudiesThis book brings together Max Wolf Valerio s poetry from the 80s and 90s, including some recent poems.As I m reading The Criminal I can remember the enormous impression Max Wolf Valerio made on entering a room it was like some container of doom had found the nearest mic and was going to start to make demands, to radiate, toPoetry Transgender Studies Indigenous StudiesThis book brings together Max Wolf Valerio s poetry from the 80s and 90s, including some recent poems.As I m reading The Criminal I can remember the enormous impression Max Wolf Valerio made on entering a room it was like some container of doom had found the nearest mic and was going to start to make demands, to radiate, to detonate, then move on you went to see his readings as one in France might see Genet or Guyotat give their takes of the current situation with a chill up one s spine As though Francis Bacon wrote poems Kevin Killian, from the IntroductionImagine how it feels to greet an old friend who has been incommunicado for a few decades Hold that feeling and simultaneously imagine how it feels to encounter a wild creature in an unexpected place That s what it s like to read Max Wolf Valerio s long awaited poetry collection, The Criminal The Invisibility of Parallel Forces Surprise chases joy chases fear chases ecstasy through festivities of time and water Populated with horned god shamans, Balinese apostrophes, animals, pilgrims, shrouds, entelechies, mutations and the full range of mundane human entities, these high energy poems bring the pulse of tides, the ow of tra c and the heave of dancing bodies straight into the reader s own body Language itself becomes the blood inside us, the little words in our ears Listen Jay BesemerNot strictly who are you or who am I not even strictly what is going on in this world not only one thing Not strict The architect overrun with bees, oracular stutters Parallel forces nefarious portal this place not overtly agenda ed or political, musing, impacting all of us involved in the ballet where we walk the line, need the need Valerio is a sorcerer of source dark seeds spitting across placards of generality or greed Or is he a film maker subliminal distortions of the intellect An urger of unguents whereby lm like staminas take place This a revolving door of images This alien intelligence making its way across pages or skin sacs Tattoos in which euphoria conceals as the moon sucks our genitals j j hastainPraise for Valerio s chapbook Animal Magnetism eg press, 1983 Tara DiPrima gave me a copy of your book Animal Magnetism and I was very pleased to get it You get a lot said and in an intensive very solid action, e.g My Childhood Without Her So anyhow, thanks and all best luck Robert Creeley, August 1984

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