dimanche 25 mars 2012

Lex-Icon Blog Project Post 6: John M. Bennett

“The title of my piece is "Pied le coin se noircit" and it is from my forthcoming book of shaped poems, LA CHAIR DU CENOTE, (Marseille: éditions Fidel Anthelme X).  This piece is an inversion of the pyramid theme/image which dominates that book, so that it forms what looks like a martini drink.  I believe that all poems use visual, oral, and textual processes, and this work is an example of that.”--John M. Bennett

John M. Bennett is widely regarded as one of the foremost avant-garde poets of our time. He has published over 400 books, chapbooks, media, and other materials. Among the most recent are rOlling COMBers (Potes & Poets Press), MAILER LEAVES HAM (Pantograph Press), CHAC PROSTIBULARIO (with Ivan Arguelles; Pavement Saw Press), HISTORIETAS ALFABETICAS (Luna Bisonte Prods), PUBLIC CUBE (Luna Bisonte Prods), and THE PEEL (Anabasis Press). He co-founded with Douglas C Landies and was editor and publisher of LOST AND FOUND TIMES (1975-2005)--a selection of texts and graphics from issues 1-39 of the magazine appeared in 2009 as Loose Watch (Invisible Press).  He is Curator of the Avant Writing Collection at the Ohio State University Libraries in USA.  For more see his homesite:  www.johnmbennett.net or his blog: http://johnmbennettpoetry.blogspot.com/ Some of his books can be found on:  http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/lunabisonteprods and at http://library.osu.edu/sites/rarebooks/avantwriting/ For more on the magazine and subsequent publication of selections from it, see LOST & FOUND TIMES: https://kb.osu.edu/dspace/handle/1811/45310

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