Coming up soon, a book release party for my poetic collaboration The Transparent As Witness out on Solar Luxuriance.
Will Alexander, Janice Lee, and Ivan Argüelles
7-9 PM Saturday, January 18, 2014
Alley Cat Books
3036 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
“The Transparent as Witness as a collaborative text is not so much a fusion as a call and response between two linguistic poles, the extra galactic igneous superstructures of Will Alexander responded to by the sub numinous ghostly human corollaries of Janice Lee. Seemingly disparate at first, two spectacular voices reacting to each other’s cosmic reverberations and echoes, the two slowly meld and enigmatically a third voice seems to manifest, making the text both more complex and surprisingly more luminous. Side by side we encounter such assertions as these: ‘The fragile shudder of the dream wolf who nudges at the small of your back. You are in the wrong place. Or this is the wrong time.’ ‘…in-human suns rising and setting over the wrathful sky of Saturn.’ This is an apocalyptic read, immaculate with surface tension yet riddled with the mysteriously ineffable encounters of consciousness with its other.”