Writing Voice into the Archive & NOCT- The Threshold of Madness (Available Now)
I am excited to share that Writing Voice into the Archive vol. 1, edited by Jennifer Tamayo, co-authored by Jakob Holden and yours truly, is sold out! Writing Voice into the Archive includes “Plethora: a Poetics of Vesselhood”, a poetic exegesis on “plethora” in triptychal form. Plethora includes my performance collaborator Sammy Roth‘s writing, in effort to “resist the “I” in a poethical state of being.” (Copies are limited!) Check out our HARPYLAND performance at The Poetry Project here.
The Atlas Review selected my book NOCT- The Threshold of Madness for publication earlier this year. NOCT- is a chronicle of identity-damage composed entirely of language selected and erased from a popular how-to book in conducting black magic. I began work on this book in 2014. NOCT- The Threshold of Madness is sold out.
Of NOCT-, Natalie Eilbert writes,”Garden-pathing, it was recently explained to me, is a grammatical sentence that lures readers into one meaning, only to be misled, whether through syntactical arrangement or flat-out lexical deception. Isn’t this, I wondered, what poetry is? Joey De Jesus writes early on in Noct—The Threshold of Madness, “I shatter the expected / to access the page” and I think of garden-pathing, the lexical arrangement and its access. Who is left out of the page when we expect any system? Noct—The Threshold of Madness is an erasure poem based on a popular how-to book in black magic. In this chapbook, De Jesus chronicles identity disrepair by internalizing the homology of blackness with the demonic. He writes, “I—I / trick of my mind / Goal and motive coming to me / As the I speaks forth.” There is a possession to his disrepair, one that throttles intended meaning into a spatiotemporal sphere of one. The language is at once devastating as it is curated by a mastermind. Here, agency is pushed under the lens as with everything else. The “I” is void as it is also muscle. It sings without epiphany. It thrives on the splintering explanation.”
There are some other excited things planned in upcoming year: Apogee Journal‘s forthcoming issue 12 and on-going workshop series are in excellent shape; Basilica Soundscape’s, The Triptych, enters its third year; Several works are forthcoming in gallery installations and my full-length experimental book object(s) HOAX has been selected for publication in 2020 with The Operating System. Updates forthcoming!
I’m so thankful for the immense support!