Letters from the Junta by Ezekiel BlackLetters from the Junta by Ezekiel Black

Letters from the Junta

byEzekiel Black

Paperback | March 26, 2019

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“Ezekiel Black’s Letters from the Junta explores the intricacies of suffering and hope, with a sparse and concise language that elucidates politics, art, war, and the intersections of our humanity.”

—John Gosslee

Ezekiel Black is a Senior Lecturer of English at The University of North Georgia and edits the audio journal for experimental poetry Pismire (pismirepoetry.org). He attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he received an mfa in Creative Writing. His poetry and reviews have appeared in Verse, Sonora Review, Tarpaulin Sky,...
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Title:Letters from the JuntaFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:82 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.2 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.2 inPublished:March 26, 2019Publisher:Spuyten DuyvilLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1949966240

ISBN - 13:9781949966244

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“Ezekiel Black’s Letters from the Junta explores the intricacies of suffering and hope, with a sparse and concise language that elucidates politics, art, war, and the intersections of our humanity.”

—John Gosslee

Editorial Reviews

“The missives in Ezekiel Black’s Letters from the Junta arrive from ‘a world called elsewhere’ that nevertheless looks eerily familiar: dystopian, pre-apocalyptic. The body politic is sick, and the mad military leader narrating these poems is its demented head of state. Not a Maximus but a ‘co-lossus’ of sorts, his letters are feverish and fraught and sometimes elegant. We cannot look away as he steps forward to ‘sing for / crisis once again.’”—Brian Henry“Ezekiel Black is a curator/surgeon/collagist of the metaphysics of language. Letters from the Junta often takes up the verbage of nationhood and its incumbent myths, but rather than simply admonishing or affirming, Black unveils the multiverse of syntaxes alive in such utterances. What is born on each page is a stunning bricolage of speech’s unconsidered quarks. Prepare to be dazzled.”—Kyle McCord“Ezekiel Black’s Letters from the Junta explores the intricacies of suffering and hope, with a sparse and concise language that elucidates politics, art, war, and the intersections of our humanity.”—John Gosslee