Prefaced by an epigraph from Plato, this book by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé comprises poem riddles, written up as impossible puzzles. Apophenia is used as a central technique, the term referring to the human tendency to perceive patterns and meaningfulness in random data and unrelated phenomena. Invoking an assortment of literary figures — a diverse spread, from Akhmatova, Bishop, DeLillo, Diogenes, Eliot, Hejinian, Murakami, Niedecker, Plath, Derrida, Deleuze, Stein, Tzara, to Yeats — this book revels in conflation and catachresis in generating its suite of absurdist poems. This is a commemorative book, marking the publication centennial of Dada: The Art & Literature Review.
This book is one offering within the Primer Life Series, a suite of books that celebrates the shared text. Peppered with a prime number of poems, each collection remains thematically unique, with each poem faced with a blank page on its right. The invitation to the reader is to fill in the gaps, the existential caesurae, between the poems. From this peculiar hypothesis of the suppositional-collaborative, a conversation begins. It is a conversation that exists because authors exist, because readers exist. It is a conversation steeped in the dialogic imagination, one that would make Bakhtin nod approvingly, and then smile.
Jointly Published by Glass Lyre Press and Squircle Line Press
We accept payment by credit or debit cards.
Listed prices are in SGD (Singapore Dollars).
To check currency conversion, please go HERE.
There are no extra charges for orders mailed out within Singapore.
International orders may take 7-30 days for delivery. International shipping charges will be calculated based on the weight of the package.
Thank you for your kind understanding.