Fluttertongue 5: Everything Appears to Shine with Mossy Splendour by Steven Ross-smithFluttertongue 5: Everything Appears to Shine with Mossy Splendour by Steven Ross-smith

Fluttertongue 5: Everything Appears to Shine with Mossy Splendour

bySteven Ross-smith

Paperback | April 15, 2011

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Is he talking about botany or.hmmm.ahhh.well now. The very act of reading Steven Ross Smith' fifth volume of his Fluttertongue series draws shock, secret smiles, and out-loud exclamations from the most stoic, stuffed-shirt readers of poetry. Rife and ribald, his disjunctive prose-poem forms contain stimulation for all five senses. Jumping off the page in explorations of joined oppositions, the richly-worded poems reveal beyond-intimate experiences of the physical world, exposing snapshots of human experience and relationships with nature. Personal-impersonal juxtapositions, syntactic structure, and randomness appear here in disjunctive prose poem form to express primal-scream poetry.
Each page sets a prose-poem atop a sly and sensuous moss-like footer that unfolds at the bottom of each page, giving its own experience of wink-and-nudge word play. The book becomes a distraction in itself, tempting the reader to peek ahead, disregarding proper book-reading etiquette.
With Smith's irresistible word-play and a deep and complex poetic sensibility, Fluttertongue 5 is a rich, rewarding and delightful read.
Steven Ross Smith has published eleven books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, and has appeared on more than ten recordings in group and solo contexts. Creating and performing sound poetry for three decades in collaborative and solo contexts, Smith has performed his work and/or been published in England, Holland, Russia, Portugal, US...
Title:Fluttertongue 5: Everything Appears to Shine with Mossy SplendourFormat:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.35 inPublished:April 15, 2011Publisher:Turnstone PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0888013787

ISBN - 13:9780888013781

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