Chac Prostibulario: A Collaboration

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Pavement Saw Press, Jan 1, 2001 - Poetry - 90 pages
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Poetry. A book-length collaborative poem by Ivan Arguelles and John M. Bennett. Harold Norse states Arguelles is "the most outstanding poet since Pound for intellect," and when mixed with Bennett's pallet for sound, this collaboration, written in seven languages, fires up a new realm of concentrated stutterance for poetry. A Shakespearean punnery of language. "CHAC POSTIBULARIO ist ein ootwageous cuncocktioun ov linguadge in un estado ov tootal dis-schewelmento y abandonmento, un bytte loik der grayte Saynt John Lennon's immurtal A Spaniard in the Works, et aussi un bytte loik le grand Saynt James Joyce's woiks, but a lot mo' apokaliptik! Loines sech az 'suerte de hermicranio, indeed, suckers bloom phaster in pfister hose' cunvince der reeder that die zwei Autoren ov dis ouvrage desurf to be hired to rekord saym, in its entoiredad, for der Nashunal Pubick Raydio, to be brodkasted in small porshuns every matins at foive dreissig ante meridiam. Durn on, dune in, dip in und oot-in die wurds ov die auteurs, be 'x-ed outta proporcion bust-/ier with pasties flizzled to semble garters burning, jeezus arroz con 'poyo'! Nut rekommendiert fuer reeders undah or ovah (fyll in der blank)"-Anselm Hollo.

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Ivan Arguelles is one of this century's foremost surrealist Ivan Arguelles is one of this century's foremost surrealist poets. Born in Minnesota of Mexican and Anglo parentage (hispoets. Born in Minnesota of Mexican and Anglo parentage (his father was a "communista" who knew Leon Trotsky personally) father was a "communista" who knew Leon Trotsky personally), Ivan lived throughout the United States before settling in, Ivan lived throughout the United States before settling in Berkeley, California. A polyglot and classicist, Arguelles Berkeley, California. A polyglot and classicist, Arguelles manages to convey in his work a magical combination of surpamanages to convey in his work a magical combination of surpassing reality and an almost eerie symbolism. His many books ssing reality and an almost eerie symbolism. His many books include A DAY IN THE SUN, ULTERIOR VISION(S), THE DEATH OF Sinclude A DAY IN THE SUN, ULTERIOR VISION(S), THE DEATH OF STALIN: SELECTED EARLY POEMS 1978-1989 (The Before Columbus FTALIN: SELECTED EARLY POEMS 1978-1989 (The Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award, 2011), The Invention of Spainoundation American Book Award, 2011), The Invention of Spain, LOOKING FOR MARY LOU: ILLEGAL SYNTAX (William Carlos Willi, LOOKING FOR MARY LOU: ILLEGAL SYNTAX (William Carlos Williams Award, 1989), "THAT" GODDESS, MADONNA SEPTET (2 vols.), ams Award, 1989), "THAT" GODDESS, MADONNA SEPTET (2 vols.), INFERNO, and COMEDY, DIVINE, THE. Arguelles is founder and cINFERNO, and COMEDY, DIVINE, THE. Arguelles is founder and co-editor of Pantograph Press. o-editor of Pantograph Press.

ohn M. Bennett has published over 300 books and chapbooks of poetry and other materials. He has published, exhibited and performed his word art worldwide in thousands of publications and venues. He was editor and publisher of LOST AND FOUND TIMES (1975-2005), and is Curator of the Avant Writing Collection at The Ohio State University Libraries. Richard Kostelanetz has called him “the seminal American poet of my generation”. His work, publications, and papers are collected in The Museum of Modern Art and other major libraries and institutions.

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