Ten Walks/two Talks

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Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010 - Literary Criticism - 85 pages
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Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. TEN WALKS/TWO TALKS combines a series of sixty-minute, sixty-sentence walks around Manhattan with a pair of roving dialogues--one of which takes place during a late-night "philosophical" ramble through Central Park. Mapping 21st-century New York, Cotner and Fitch update the meandering and meditative form of Basho's travel diaries to construct a descriptive/dialogic fugue.

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Review: Ten Walks/Two Talks

User Review  - Patrick Gaughan - Goodreads

Brilliantly conceived in its simplicity. Fitch writing about his walks demonstrate the inevitability of subjectivity and association seeping into objective observation. The 'talk' sections have a "My ... Read full review

Review: Ten Walks/Two Talks

User Review  - Erik Graff - Goodreads

I knew one of the authors over a decade ago while he was still in college. Consequently, years later, I was given a copy of this book and asked to review it. That was back in 2011. At that time I was ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Andy Fitch's forthcoming books include Pop Poetics: Reframing Joe Brainard (Dalkey Archive Press) and, with Jon Cotner, Ten Walks/Two Talks (Ugly Duckling Presse). Fitch teaches in the University of Wyoming''s MFA program, and is an interviews editor for The Volta. Jon Cotner and Andy Fitch are the authors of Ten Walks/Two Talks, which was chosen as a Best Book of 2010 by The Week, The Millions, Time Out Chicago, and Bookslut. They recently completed another collaboration called Conversations over Stolen Food. Cotner and Fitch have performed their dialogic improvisations across the United States and internationally. Cotner has done walk projects for the BMW Guggenheim Lab, Elastic City, and the Poetry Society of America. Fitch has books forthcoming from Dalkey Archive and Ugly Duckling Presse. Cotner teaches in Pratt Institute's Creative Writing Program. Fitch teaches in the University of Wyoming's MFA Program.

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