Occupational Treatment

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Atelos, Jan 1, 2006 - Poetry - 279 pages
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Poetry. Taylor Brady's OCCUPATIONAL TREATMENT continues the multi-volume cross-genre narrative work begun in Brady's MICROCLIMATES. Hopping from fragmented shards of poetry to cerebral prose to an odd and funny one-act play, OCCUPATIONAL TREATMENT sardonically explores the follies and momentary pleasures of existing in a jarring landscape saturated by media, detritus (real and imaginary), and other humans, a place where we occupiers find ourselves continually re-occupied by malevolent...well...unknowns. "He does not face his society. Detaches from it with a click and then the firing. Becomes its face. We concede to his hysteria of land the robust earth penetrator, unseen. The worth of imperceptible red stuffs a body in our mouths. A lack reappears in that frame, trailing remnants of an aspirated stowaway along the network's switching posts. Cut."-from the book. Taylor Brady grew up in Tampa, Florida, and since 1998 has lived in San Francisco. YESTERDAY'S NEWS is also available from SPD.

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Taylor Brady lives in San Francisco, where he is active in the Nonsite Collective (see www.nonsitecollective.org for information). Recent publications include Yesterday's News (Factory School, 2005), Occupational Treatment (Atelos, 2006), and Snow Sensitive Skin, written in collaboration with Rob Halpern (Atticus/Finch, 2007). He is currently editing the collected essays of Will Alexander, and working on a novel, The Block Party.

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