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An Army of Lovers by David Buuck,Juliana Spahr

By David Buuck,Juliana Spahr

"This experimental paintings isn't really for the faint of center, however it is laced with meditations that may entice readers taken with poetry’s position within the world."--Publishers Weekly "I am desirous about their recognition to inequality, to questions of violence and group: whatever borne out via the collaboration itself."--Bhana Kapil's most sensible Books of 2013 at the Volta "An military of enthusiasts explores the liminal areas the place towns and participants come jointly and stand aside with unusual, brainy grace."--Michelle Tea, writer of Mermaid in Chelsea Creek "By technique of a sequence of stylistically and tonally a variety of prose segments (by turns reflexive and dialogic, ironic and depressive, unhinged and hallucinatory, wetly emotional and dryly wry, together with a detournement of a Raymond Carver story), the booklet facilities, emotionally, at the ebb and circulation of what it calls 'struggle-force.' Signature drone moves, torture, ecological cave in, environmental disorder and persistent fatigue syndrome: it is all connected." --Miranda Mellis, Rain Taxi "The publication bargains some ways of forthcoming the age-old questions What makes whatever paintings and What makes an individual a good citizen, in addition to (if now not essentially) exploring the ways that the solutions to those questions may perhaps intersect. extra impressively, it does so with no being didactic and but with out being imprecise, as such a lot of efforts at high-concept paintings are inclined to be."--Evan Karp, SF Weekly "Fantastical, lyrical, whimsical and wildly experimental, a military of fans is as critical because it is absurd."--Christopher Higgs, HTMLGIANT "Authors who co-write frequently produce halves that refuse to coalesce, yet East Bay poets Juliana Spahr and David Buuck fuse with extraordinary leads to this brief experimental novel. it is the tale of Demented Panda and Koki, poets united via a wish to write politically engaged works. Wounded, bored, encouraged and skeptical, they soldier on via a panorama of poisonous spills, buyer extra, ordinary juxtapositions and trance states."--Georgia Rowe, San Jose Mercury information "Authors Spahr and Buuck, who look during this novel as Bay quarter poets 'Koki' and 'Demented Panda,' sort it up the entire approach from magical realism to 'new journalism' and Raymond Carver Cathedralspeak, yet it is the weary 'I cannot pass on. I’ll pass on' optimism at which wounded veterans of the military of enthusiasts excel. Theirs is a rigorous ebook, and a e-book of marvels, with whatever humorous, whatever painful, stirring on each page."--Kevin Killian, writer of Spreadeagle "This picaresque tale concerning the 'particular lostness' of poetry, the methods poems consistently win and the lives of self-described 'mediocre' poets is absolutely beautiful hilarious! It’s additionally clever, incisive and politically astute. Now, to the barricades!"--Rebecca Brown, writer of yank Romances: Essays a military of fans starts with the tale of 2 poets, Demented Panda and Koki, united of their wish to write politically engaged poetry at a time while poetry turns out to have misplaced its skill to influence social switch. Their first undertaking is greater than a failure, leading to a spell that unleashes a torrent of uncooked sewage and surrealistic embodiments of consumerist extra and black web site torture options. next chapters function an experimental composer (Koki?) and a functionality artist (Panda?) whose our bodies are actually invaded with the ills of capitalism, manifested via leaking blisters and different maladies, in addition to a thorough remix of a Raymond Carver tale, wondering “What We discuss once we discuss Poetry.” the radical concludes with Panda and Koki returning to the positioning in their failed collaboration to conjure up a extra utopian imaginative and prescient of “an military of lovers.” Fantastical, lyrical, whimsical and wildly experimental, a military of enthusiasts is as severe because it is absurd.

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