Lapses

By John Crouse

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Details
Publisher
O Books
Original Language(s)
English
Genre(s)
Poetry
Edition, Year
First Edition, 1995
ISBN
978-1-882022-25-0
Pages
70
Format
Paperback
Availability
Out of Print

John Crouse’s writing is a non-stop torque conflating the distinctions of sky/people/forest/political/costume store; a torque which enhances the writing’s own motions, nightmare, images in forward gear only as: “historically” (actively) voiding reverse gear. As such, his writing is a “vanishing storm” in which a watershed or “joy” plateau occurs where “Acidic urine rain wrings carbons from sky on the whole shuffling treeless ruinland channeled by river of AIDS virus leftover from valiant chemical warfare… blackbirds sucking its lethality become instant exponential anguish carriers.” Crouse’s trying to get at “the squareroot of hues”: “behold sky, cobalt edge to edge, broke by trees of deepest green, green of the imageanotion at this dusk as at generally all, contrasts’re sharp.” He makes his own vocabulary rushing forward at full tilt, the “camel of wow.” — Leslie Scalapino

John Crouse
John Crouse has written Lapses (O Books, 1995); Eventings (Potes and Poets, 1999), with Stanley Zappa; Animals Clap Your Hands (Zemis, 2000); Belows Read More

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