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Accidency POETICS@
byJoel Kuszai, Ed.

Accidency by Joel Steven Kuszai continues Roof's tradition of introducing the first major work of new writers to a global audience. This volume collects two poems. "A Miscellany" is a serial poem based on Shakespearean rhetoric that reveals the tragedy of modern consciousness, "At great doom / with gracious benefits." "Brooklyn Yards" does not appear on the surface to be a procedural work, "-I’m afraid to admit it / out of listening- / replacement parts could be a problem." As it progresses Kuszai wonders "why all the murders aren’t connected."

"Joel Kuszai's anarchist-inflected social lyrics wreak havoc on the simulated sense of our surround-sound society. Kuszai's exuberant poem surge with voicings that pierce thought. Accidency is a pleasure of the senses, mindful of eye and ear. This long-awaited debut is scintillating."
- Charles Bernstein

118 pages
ISBN: 978-1-931824-37-8
Publication date: May 2011

$14.95

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poeticvs@ POETICS@
byJoel Kuszai, Ed.

poetics@ represents the first book of poetics to emerge from an electronic community, including 133 e-mails from 67 writers.

"Provides a window onto an ongoing, highly articulate, intensely percolating poetics-in-the making that is a fundamental feature of the most engaging and active poetry of our time. If anyone wonders what today's poets are thinking, what they are concerned about, what they value, this is a good place to start finding out."
- Charles Bernstein

188 pages
ISBN: 978-0-937804-79-7
Publication date: January 1999

$18.95

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