Monday, April 27, 2009

Catalytic Exteriorization Phenomenon by Mel Nichols, New from Edge Books!

Catalytic Exteriorization Phenomenon
Mel Nichols
ISBN: 978-1-890311-30-8
98 pgs, Cover by the author

Regularly $17.50
$12.00 direct from Aerial/Edge
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Mel Nichols' first full-length collection, Catalytic Exteriorization
Phenomenon, takes its title from an early formulation of Jung's
concept of synchronicity. Imagine an edgy cityish Niedecker-- that
kind of lyric sense, writing from the trash in the street, the storms
among the power lines. Nichols seeks, like much good poetry, to
illustrate and sing the porous, immediate, particular interchange
betwixt inner and outer life. Rob Fitterman writes: "Maybe we had it
all wrong. Maybe it’s all exterior. Maybe certain hierarchies fall
when everything—found and unfound—gets in. Maybe not as things, but as 'as octopus/on the porch/snow/still/now/a comma/a ticket/a timetable.' Or maybe 'We are going to get serious [page break] about project management/we are going to spend a lot of money on project/management software to prove it.' Maybe we are. Maybe Mel Nichols' Catalytic Exteriorization Phenomenon is just that." Nichols is a member of the Flarf Collective. She lives in Washington, DC and teaches Digital Poetics at George Mason University. Her previous chapbooks include Day Poems (Edge), Bicycle Day (Slack Buddha), and The Beginning of Beauty, Part I: hottest new ringtones, mnichol6 (Edge).


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Nada said...

As The Who sang so legendarily in that old chestnut, "Magic Bus," I WANNN IT I WANNN IT I WANNN IT I WANNN IT!

mark wallace said...

Well wow. I didn't know this was in the works, but I sure do wanna see it.