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Bundles of Letters Including A, V, and Epsilon
A collection of magical, surrealist experiments, where the suspension of language is the suspension of disbelief, and where multiple types of freedom can come into play. The poems take risks: with form, with language, and with ideas, which find themselves co-opted and then possibly inverted.
Paperback, 91 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Texture Press
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loved the surreal. laughed many times on many pages. a great book for bustin' outta writer's block. some favorite lines: "The lettuce in my ham sandwich tasted of a pipe organ's hundred years" (14) and "I tried to catch jellyfish with bottled messages" (16).
Hmmm, I think I just don't understand surrealist poetry, as this book declares it is on its back cover. These poems seem more like I'm overhearing someone's random thoughts. I think they would be better categorized as surrealist flash fiction. Here is a quote from the book "the moon sentenced an x-ray of my areola (right). Someone praised my synonyms for Rumpelstiltskin taped under a leather sole." I did like some of stream-of-consciousness thoughts from Valerie Fox and I enjoyed Arlene Ang's co ...more
Arlene Ang's fourth full-length collection, "Banned for Life," was published by Misty Publications in 2014. She received the 2006 Frogmore Poetry Prize and the 2008 Juked Poetry Prize. Her poetry has been published in Ambit, Diagram, Painted Bride Quarterly, Poetry Ireland, Rattle, Salt Hill Journal, and Stand Magazine. She lives in Spinea, Italy.
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