Vernon Frazers relentless pursuit of truth is inspiring. Improvisations commands our attention. It is difficult to recognize a landmark work in a landscape of hype and craftsmanship, but Frazers embrace and reconciliation of the conflicts between poetry and language result in a musical and visual harmony that other poets have long neglected or sought with less success. Improvisations is a work to learn from and to praise without hesitation. Michael RothenbergThrough its sectional appearances Improvisations has consistently offered its readers a dizzying flight across textual geographies and social aporia. Now we can encounter and engage its full monumentality as a vast text whose verbal excess and vertiginous typographic variations mark a stunning moment in the history of gestural poetics. It is a true comment on what it is to not only live modernity but to actively engage it. Steve McCafferyImprovisations will take its place in the modernist, postmodernist and alternative pantheon of masterpieces. Vernon Frazer presents us with a 'new physics' of poetic structure. It is not contingent upon any preconceptions of what poetry 'has been' or 'should be'. Its roots are far reaching and ubiquitously move rhizomically beneath the surface of the poetic page. It is there that Improvisations manifests its multi-dimensional, polyphonic, nonlocal music-of-the-spheres resonances, echoing down cerebral corridors and unfolding to the reader a synergistically limitless semantically rich poetic realm. Ric Carfagna|'|'|' one-one rhythm intensity emergent language & new not form of bop prosody the moments the heavy breathing dragging language where it won't speak but has to this exciting brilliant igneous volcanism of insistent world glossolalia harnessed to what the world said when the word spoke you get my DRIFT "spot-time" Wittgenstein about virtual language is about virtual particles what the vacuum speaks of this masterpiece: dipping in, constructs of solitons, shore-flecked language returning "all different" did anyone write this sure a machine DIDN'T "I am sure if language could speak, this is what it would say" the _topography_ of language
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