One

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Palm Press, 2009 - Poetry - 69 pages
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Poetry. "ONE is necessarily engaged, engagingly necessary. As so much contemporary American poetry takes the witless witticism of 'no ideas except as refracted in other ideas' to its logical conclusion, using Stevens as willful instrument to hollow out Dickinson's interiority, flying as far as possible from Whitman, Williams and Pound in some desperately whimsical, whimsically desperate attempt to escape (still, at this late date!) 20th century modernisms, it's wonderfully refreshing to treat oneself to the singular drama in Jen Hofer's open field verse, refractory through purposive theater, flicking with deconstruction, declension and interrogation. Her sage 'insistence' flares into the continuous present that is our own"--Sesshu Foster.

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About the author (2009)

Jen Hofer's books include LIP WOLF, a translation of lobo de labio by Laura Solorzano (Action Books, 2007), SEXOPUROSEXOVELOZ AND SEPTIEMBRE, a translation of books two and three of Dolores Dorantes by Dolores Dorantes (Counterpath Press and Kenning Editions, 2007), THE ROUTE, an epistolary and poetic collaboration with Patrick Durgin (Atelos, 2008), and a book-length series of anti-war-poem-manifestos, titled ONE (Palm Press, 2008). She lives in Los Angeles, where she is a member of the Little Fakers collective which creates and produces Sunset Chronicles, a neighborhood-based serial episodic drama populated entirely by hand-made marionettes inhabiting lost, abandoned and ghost spaces in Los Angeles (www.sunsetchronicles.com).

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