NEW LUNA BISONTE PRODS
THE WORLD OF BURNING
John M. Bennett
John M. Bennett's poetry encapsulates the chaos characterizing our experience of and in this world, giving it a form and presence in words, phonemes, languages, and metaphor so compact and multi-meaningful, so ambiguous, that his poems glitter in their condensed expressive emotionality. The result is a universe that is gritty, carnal, and at the same time metaphysical and sublime, resonating in multiple worlds, cultures, times, and consciousnesses. Bennett does not “write poetry”, but uses poetry as a means of understanding and creating what cannot be understood and what cannot exist, but does very much exist in these pages. In the over 50 years of his writing, he has published more than 400 books and chapbooks, each quite different, yet distinctly Bennett, and has developed a startling variety of innovative techniques and approaches. His Select Poems appeared in 2016.
"I believe that the broom closet is where John M. Bennet's words hide. Bennet's language, immersed in buckets of wetness, emerge from the closet, carried by Fantasia's Micky Wizard's brooms in intense exponential rigor. They spill as poetry, endlessly over the edge and down the stairs of the effervescent fountains of life's dark and mysterious castles."
Sinclair Scripa /Tara Verheide
286 pp., cream paper
Hartmut Andryczuk is a German artist and publisher, whose spectacular artist's books are in major collections world-wide. These 52 new drawings display the most intriguing qualities of his art, with their human figures, symbols, and words rendered in his unique “primitivistic” style. Printed in crisp grey-scale on crème paper, with a full-color cover. ISBN 978-1-938521-33-1
LA INTERRUPCIÓN CONVERSACIONAL
If proof were needed that Surrealism is a spontaneous expression of the poetic mind, Ivan Argüelles would be the one to provide it. In the tradition of the madder, darker, and more mystical Surrealists like René Crevel and Antonin Artaud, Argüelles weaves his mad web of images out of an impossible depth. Unlike the more superficial image makers who lay claim to the Surrealist label out of sheer laziness or because “it looks easy”, Argüelles is genuine. - Andrei Codrescu. LA INTERRUPCIÓN CONVERSACIONAL is a whirl, a while, a whirlwind of words that upends the petty poetries that fill the zines and bore even their practitioners. It is simultaneously a tip of the chapeau to the great practitioners—Pound, Joyce, Burroughs—and a wild announcement that there's something more to say. It is pure Argüelles, shot through with the impurities of passion, the unread Classics, and all sorts of exotic foreign literatures and cultures. -Jack Foley.
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RASCIBLE & KEMPT: Meditations & Explorations in and Around the Poem, vol. 2
rascible & kempt-vol.2 grapples with the new poetics in ways that are ideal for the subjects addressed. These essays, conversations, collaborative adventures, and reports from the inside explain and celebrate some of the most innovative writing and literary explorations on the scene today. As Olchar Lindsann puts it, “From reading to writing, thought to non-thought, vast macrohistorical analysis to sub-lettral investigations, epistemology to pragmatics, discourses: poetics, linguistics, hermeticism, economics, history, psychology, politics, metaphysics, and more.” Among the writers engaged with are Thomas L. Taylor, César Figueiredo, Steve Dalachinsky, John M. Bennett, Rea Nikonova, Amy Trussel, Lanny Quarles, Mike Basinski, Jake Berry, John High, Scott MacLeod, David Baptiste Chirot, and many others, including a posse of fascinating heteronymic writers. If you are puzzled by the mysteries of this new avant-garde, these volumes will go a long way to illuminate them.