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Attention Span 2012 | Nada Gordon

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Julian Talamantez Brolaski | Advice for Lovers  | City Lights | 2012

Every poem is a stunner. The best and sexiest verse since:

Brandon Brown  |  The Poems of Gaius Valerius Catullus | Krupskaya | 2011

just read it: you’ve not lived until you’ve done so

Mary Crawford Fraser | A Diplomat’s Wife in Japan | Weatherhill | 1982

Drew Gardner | Chomp Away | Combo | 2010

smart, sharp, deadpan & funny

Tan Lin | Insomnia and the Aunt | Kenning | 2011

maybe the most beautiful memoirs are the memoirs of others? a little book of love & ambience in “the wood between worlds”

Steven G. Ridgely | Japanese Counterculture: The Antiestablishment Art of Terayama Shuji | Minnesota | 2010

a perceptive account of the life and exploits of the brilliant Terayama—the original multimodal appropriator!

Susana Gardner | Herso: An Heirship in Waves | Black Radish | 2011

sonically lush and lacily lettristic, overlapping, anagrammatic & enigmatic

Lisa Robertson | Nilling | Book Thug | 2012

This languourous Barthesian mode of expression, this ribbony abandonment into texts, the construction of her sentences, and the lacelike steel of her erudition!

Suzanne Stein | tout va bien | Displaced | 2012

rigorously furnished with doubt, critique, art discourse, Optima, Berkeley, American Typewriter, Optima

Toni Simon | Earth After Earth | Lunar Chandelier | 2012

surreal new-sentence prescient-sci-fi psychedelia

Dana Ward | This Can’t Be Life | Edge | 2012

“Let’s say prosody is a crimson peony as big as a trampoline, its petals all satiny and crenellated, and in the center of it, like a latter-day Momotaro, is this bioluminescent being, poetry’s beatific firefly: Dana Ward.”


oh and well, this is twelve and Steve will probably cut it out, but… facebook


Nada Gordon consists of a head, neck, torso, two arms and two legs. Since reaching adulthood, her body has consisted of close to 100 trillion cells, the basic unit of life. These cells are organised biologically to form her whole body. She is the author of Folly, V. Imp, Are Not Our Lowing Heifers Sleeker than Night-Swollen Mushrooms?, foriegnn bodie, Swoon, and Scented Rushes. She blogs at, the initiatory sentence of which reads: “The impulse to decorate is, as always, very strong.”

Nada Gordon’s contributions to Attention Span for 20102005. Back to 2012 directory.

Written by Steve Evans

October 6, 2012 at 2:00 pm

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