Surrealist

Will Alexander’s Compression & Purity

May 4, 2011
Thumbnail image for Will Alexander’s Compression & Purity

Certainly postmodern works has blurred generic boundaries, but Alexander seems to be showing, in an almost Pynchon-like way, that even the nuances of specialized language can be conscripted and subsumed into a larger poetic utterance.

Read the full article →

The Four Functions and The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

April 20, 2011
Thumbnail image for The Four Functions and The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

As Kafka said: “The crows maintain that a single crow could destroy the heavens; doubtless this is so, but it proves nothing against the heavens, for the heavens signify simply: the impossibility of crows.”

Read the full article →

Bob Kaufman’s Solitudes Crowded With Loneliness

February 21, 2011
Thumbnail image for Bob Kaufman’s Solitudes Crowded With Loneliness

Paradoxically, the Beats depicted themselves and the society they were rejecting in surreal imagery. America, in their estimation is a surrealist circus, full of absurdities.

Read the full article →