SL030, edition of 20
40 pages, 7.5" x 4.375"
$13.00 + s/h
Coptic bound w/ 2-color cover
October 20th, 2014

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 Phase-sponge [ ] the keep 
by Torin Jensen

French poet Claude Royet-Journoud has said "the whole of poetry is preposition." As such, if the whole (the form) of poetry is predicated upon spatial or temporal relationships, then Jensen's Phase-sponge presents the whole of poetry. Basing the work upon a strong reaction experienced while encountering Nobuo Sekine's sculptural-oject "Phase-Sponge" at The Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., Phase-sponge [] the keep interrogates the way we move in, around, and through language, as if the word itself were a physical object. The object-hood of a noun is repeatedly questioned, and the idea of "taking language as raw material" takes on a literal exegesis: "What does the phase-sponge contain / if contain is possible." If the question is: how to get the phase-sponge in the keep? The answer can only be: the end.

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About the Author
Torin Jensen is a poet and translator living in Washington, D.C.



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