ed. Richard Owens
A SPECIAL VOLUME OF DAMN THE CAESARS
WITH ATTENTION TO THE WORK OF
ROB HALPERN & KESTON SUTHERLAND
POETRY & CRITICAL COMMENTS
Michael Cross • Andrew Rippeon • John Wilkinson • Luke Roberts • Laura Kilbride • Brenda Iijima • Marianne Morris • Edgar Garcia • David Rich • Nat Raha • Ryan Dobran • Josh Stanley • Reitha Pattison • Joe Luna • Emily Critchley • Robert Sheppard • Richard Owens
FEATURE: ROB HALPERN
Recent poetry, prose and lecture notes from Halpern | critical comments on Halpern by John Wilkinson, Thom Donovan, Kevin Killian, Brenda Iijima, Tyrone Williams, Samuel Vriezen, Kenneth Jacobs and Lee Spinks | bibliographic checklist of writing from and on Halpern.
FEATURE: KESTON SUTHERLAND
Recent poetry, email and essays from Sutherland | critical comments on Sutherland by Josh Stanley, Neil Pattison, Robin Purves and Laura Kilbride | annotated worksheet on Hot White Andy by Justin Katko | bibliographic checklist of writing from and on Sutherland.
REPRINT: SEAN BONNEY & FRANCES KRUK
The full text of Sean Bonney's Four Letters Four Comments (including responses from Jennifer Cooke, Pocahontis Mildew, Danny Hayward and Lara Buckerton) and Frances Kruk's Down You Go, or, Négation de Bruit are reprinted here as they appeared through Punch Press in 2011.
This anthology is SO HUGE: in size (over 300 pages of material!!), scope, and content! New work by John Wilkinson, Laura Kilbride, Andrew Rippeon, Brenda Iijima and myself, along with a complete reprinting of the Frances Kruk chapbook I wrote about here, a HUGE feature on Rob Halpern (featuring the complete "pornotopias" material and critical writing by Thom Donovan, Kevin Killian, Tyrone Williams, etc.), and another huge feature on Keston Sutherland (with a Sutherland checklist to boot!). Rich Owens' editorial notes are worth the price of admission alone. Along with the release of Halpern's Music for Porn and Stacy Doris' totally overwhelming Fledge, this project is one of the big books of the year! Kudos to Owens for the incredible amount of work that went into this document, and to all the contributors for upping the ante on what an anthology like this can be!! This is the return of the yearbook...BUY IT NOW!!!!