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The Great Wheel by Edward Lense and Bruce Robinson

Poems (Edward Lense) and images (Bruce Robinson)  inspired by the Tarot

Publisher LUNA BISONTE PRODS
Published January 8, 2009
Language English
Pages 100
 
Binding Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink Black & white
Dimensions (inches) 5.8 wide × 8.3 tall
Edward Lense has written a series of strong, personal poems on the metaphysical framework of a deck of Tarot cards, a device, with its fascinating ambiguity and resonance, that serves his purpose remarkably well. The Tarot concepts work as a kind of I Ching-like throw of the coins to stimulate meditations on the poet’s life that are both passionate and fully guided. Accompanying these poems are drawings by Bruce Robinson, which have a roughness that speaks to the underlying torment in the poems, related at times to a kind of theological undertow that seems present in both. The Great Wheel seems to be a force of destruction and death, running through this work’s conscious or unconscious voices, and challenging the reader to confront a fuller understanding of what it means to be alive. As the poet says here, “Another body stirs inside my body,/its slow pulse not the beat of my heart but the tides,/a cloud of blood suspended in water.”
The book includes an introduction by the author and the artist. Years before this book was designed, A central Ohio gallery exhibited Bruce William's plaster reliefs which were painted with black linear images illustrating each of Edward Lense's Tarot poems (displayed alongside). Photographs of the plaster reliefs were digitally construed into high contrast b+w 2-D images for this book.
Friday
Mar182011

Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.BEEFSTEAK by Paul Thaddeus Lambert

Publisher Luna Bisonte Prods
Published August 11, 2008
Language English
Pages 86
 
Binding Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink Black & white
Dimensions (inches) 6.1 wide × 9.2 tall
(Full Color Cover designed by Tom Taylor) Paul T. Lambert, The King of Inismo in America? The Secret Flood in Temple 13? Is this His Charter? The New Constitution Laying Down the Form? His Autobiography? Yes it is yes it is yes it is yes it is. Distilled from esoteric links to All The Texts, this Tome surpasses them all; it is more intelligent, more illuminated, more cancerous, more fluvial, more shapely, more ineffable, more Smiling the Total Smile than whatever else you think you have “read”. Nothing will be the same, all praise to St. Lambert. Read every word here and then read them again. You are now “Elections officials in the wall… ,flot ,hat, heap ,hunt ,hack ,trump ,flist ,fan, fono ,flake Torture is…the drumbeat…obscenity charges…capitulated blood on the sand.” You will “buy some hangers”, “same closet gasping the”. Yes it is. Yes it is. Yes it is. Yes it is.
Friday
Mar182011

Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.SEVENTY by Tom Taylor

Publisher Luna Bisonte Prods
Published July 24, 2008
Language English
Pages 82
 
Binding Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink Black & white
Dimensions (inches) 5.8 wide × 8.3 tall
these are separate poems but also all really one poem a single breath no periods barely any punctuation at all yet it has a rhythm of breathing, has an andante meditative and celebratory movement, a “finally knowing what is there…everywhere all at once” truly an illumination, a clarity in this work written on the edge of life and fully living “the heart beats its sustaining winds” which like this long poem have no end nor a beginning, this is Tom’s life in these pages and it’s one of the best lives he’s written, which is saying very much indeed that this is a very great work John M. Bennett, Luna Bisonte Prods editor

 

 

Friday
Mar182011

 

The Book of Soles (Souls) by Marilyn R. Rosenberg and C. Mehrl Bennett

Publisher Luna Bisonte Prods
Published February 1, 2011
Language English
Pages 24
 
Binding Saddle-stitch Paperback
Interior Ink Full color
Dimensions (inches) 6.1 wide × 9.2 tall
C. Mehrl Bennett and Marilyn R. Rosenberg are masterful collaborators, poets, and inventors of colorful images and themes. “Dancing ants reading” – one of the delightful phrases swarming in this vivid artist’s book, which has as its central theme the soles of our feet and all that such a topic implies about self, time, motion through life, and one’s place(s) in the universe. Extremely colorful and full of fascinating detail, it is a work which can be repeatedly enjoyed and reveals new secrets each time. Appealing as visual poetry, as graphic design, and as an artist’s book, this collaboration achieves the most fulfilling of any collaboration between 2 artists: it becomes as if it were the work of a third person, a new artist never before discovered. - John M. Bennett / February 2011
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WHAT IT SAYS by C. Mehrl Bennett 

Publisher Luna Bisonte Prods
Published July 25, 2009
Language English
Pages 64
 
Binding Saddle-stitch Paperback
Interior Ink Black & white
Dimensions (inches) 5.8 wide × 8.3 tall
C Mehrl Bennett's background is in the fine arts; B.A. in painting and drawing; with an exhibit history from the 80's and early 90's that focused on sculptural junk assemblage and installations. In an effort to revisit 2-dimensional art, she has found her creative spirit with today's digital software tools, combining her artistry with a longtime interest in visual poetry. This book includes text-only versions of works found at www.flickr.com/cmehrlbennett , and of digital & multi-media vispo published in WORDS & JUNK, Vispoeology (Minneapolis Center for Book Arts), Otoliths, e-zines www.wombpoetry.com and www.nakedsunfish.com and www.madhattersreview etc.