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The Posture of Contour: A Public Primer

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Poetry. James Belflower's THE POSTURE OF CONTOUR: A PUBLIC PRIMER is a performative book of poem-prompts that blend the boundaries of text, image and genre. POSTURE combines and collages French literary theory, music and mathematical theory, drama, discrete molecules, diagrams, equations, and film into an intelligent and remarkably humorous project. To read POSTURE is to ...more
Paperback, 77 pages
Published April 2nd 2013 by Springgun Press
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Jul 24, 2013 Joe added it
A book of poetry with a bibliography as long as "Howl."
A book that tells you it is trying to hypnotize you and then it does.
A book of, literally, diagrams & equations.
A book that provides stage directions for its own performance.
Laminar flow, time, the nature of expression, perception, and meaning.

"We are inundated with slow motion. Anytime we should be attentive we are provided a slow motion sequence: the hand slowly swings in a long arc its knife glistening in the throbbing rain as the fo
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James Belflower is a poet, critic, and performer who lives in Albany, NY with his wife, Jessica, and their dachshund, Jake. He received a Ph.D. in Contemporary Poetry and Poetics from SUNY Albany. His creative and critical work, broadly speaking, focuses on employing artistic models to investigate our embeddedness in the material world. He is the coauthor of the multimedia project Canyons (Flimb ...more
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