The 5000 words in this
collection include found texts, not so much for the effect of
collage as because, the author says with tongue firmly planted in
when repeated, gain a measure of truth. They are after all someone's
truth, even if
not one's own. And this artifice--of repetition or copying--holds
more interest for me
than copying out my own thoughts."
Somebody else might say, the poems probe, playfully, the concepts
of tradition and
learning, as well as our place in the late phase of a culture.
Damon Krukowski is editor/publisher of Exact Change, a press specializing
of Surrealist and other Modernist texts. He has recorded with the
rock bands Galaxie
500 and Magic Hour and lives in Cambridge, MA.
"Damon Krukowski weaves found text into masterful textures. Poems
that read like the
entries of an encyclopedia questioning itself. Although sometimes
ironic the overriding
quality of is an archaic tongue, an archaism that sounds fresh."
--Marc Lowenthal, The Boston Book Review