Attention Span – Mark Truscott
Laynie Browne | Daily Sonnets | Counterpath Press | 2007
Courageously and delightfully open.
Donato Mancini | Hell Passport No. 22 | Perro Verlag | 2007
Like much of Mancini’s work, this circuitry of messy tracings forces us to wonder not just how we read but what reading might be.
Carl Andre | Cuts: Texts 1959-2004 | MIT | 2005
I’m not too hot on Andre’s poetry, but I suspect pieces such as “Anaxial Symmetry” and “The Dialectic Between Two States” will keep me going for years.
Aram Saroyan | Collected Minimal Poems | Ugly Duckling Presse | 2007
Not only a music heard, but seen.
Derek Beaulieu | Flatland | Information as Material | 2007
Jessica Wyman, ed. | Pro Forma: Language/Text/Visual Art | YYZBooks | 2007
Simon Glass’s annotated translation of Genesis 11:1-9 is worth the price of admission on its own.
Jordan Scott | blert | Coach House | 2008
I haven’t actually read this for a little while, but it was finally published in the spring. Go read it.
Trevor Joyce | What’s in Store | NWP & The Gig | 2007
This year’s discovery. Thanks, Nate.
Angela Carr | Ropewalk | Snare | 2006
Reads a bit like a grad school creative thesis, which it is, but glimmers dazzle.
Clint Burnham | Smoke Show | Arsenal Pulp Press | 2005
Stephen Collis | Phyllis Webb and the Common Good: Poetry/Anarchy/Abstraction | Talonbooks | 2007
An illuminating reaquaintance with an important foremother. I loved The Commons too.
More Mark Truscott here.