EXCLAMATION POINT POETICS!!!
So one of my favorite parts about The Secret Lives of Punctuations, Vol. I, (or favorite facet from any of my books), is the up-ending of the back cover blurb system into a performance field for readers. Punctuations has no blurbs but has a series of blank lines that invites the reader to respond to the poems and then create his/her/hir own blurb. And any blurb sent to Moi (viz GalateaTen@aol.com gets a comp copy of my earlier xPress(ed) book, Menage a Trois...). Well, last night I was blessed to receive a blurb from -- and this makes it only better -- someone I've never met -- Stephen Hong Son, a prof at Stanford and apparently someone investigating what he calls "punctuational poetics"; because it makes me look good, of course Moi must inflict, I mean, share, his blurb with you:
"The Secret Lives of Punctuations, Vol. I" dramatically unmoors the paratextual markers that structure the English language, pushing the reader into a labyrinthine lyrical landscape of infinite reading possibilities.
Always happy to see those poems find a hospitable ear (I first typed hear)...