6/4/16

New release from Lunar Chandelier Press:



Lynn Behrendt reads with Ian Dreiblatt
on Saturday, June 11th, at the Hudson Opera House, Hudson NY 5pm
http://hudsonoperahouse.org/2016/02/01/drieblatt-behrendt/


 In celebration of a new release from Lunar Chandelier Press:
A Picture of Everyone I Love Passes Through Me
A masterful collaborative work of interlaced language feeds mixed
by John Bloomberg-Rissman then remixed by Lynn Behrendt
with Collages by Lynn Behrendt. .

“I am a catastrophe but I am a nimble catastrophe”, A Picture of Everyone I Love Passes Through Me announces and then proceeds' to agitate through “a flux, a continuous, compact and lucid flow: an intuition, a vacillating frisson of illumination as if caught in a flash of lightning."

Poets Lynn Behrendt ( author of petals, emblems; editor of Annandale Dream Gazette) and John Bloomberg- Rissman (co-editor, Poems for the Millennium 5: Barbaric, Vast & Wild and author of the long running blog: Zeigeist Spam) seem to be “Practicing Hauntology” in a “Cabinet of the solar plexus.” The authors/artists have remixed snippets of text from a multitude of diverse sources: Timothy Martin, WB Keckler, Aime CesairĂ©, Ian Willms (just to name a few). Mina Loy, Phillip Lamantia, Donna Haraway, Samuel Delany,and Bruce Andrews meet amidst the dust of Breton and Soupault's Magnetic Fields as visualized by Charles Kaufman without any corporate controls.

In a cosmic, yet earthly co-creational web of interlaced language feeds, mixed by Bloomberg-Rissman, remixed by Behrendt, paired with Behrendt's 140 unforgettable, many worlds, multihued, time-travelled collage works, the readerly consciousness is moved by multiplying destructive and ubertoxic situations in the 21st century debris. “These ponds currently hold enough toxic waste to fill 2.2 million Olympic-sized swimming pools.” Ecstatic multisourced language within the “Untitled (Grotto with Cow Horn)” and “(a baobab trunk or a bombax buttress) under “a boiling of loquacious birds and the kisses of meteorites” offers palliative and ecstatic rest in “a bathtub full of gravity and eucalyptus leaves.” You won’t be able to stop yourself from crying. And laughing. “Feeling blue about our blue planet? Welcome to Pioneer City! Inquiries welcome.”Ron Silliman notes (the collages) are "as instantly identifiable as that of Jess or of Joe Brainard — haunted landscapes, autopsied houses, birds & babies & the artist’s own visage staring out."


 ",,,a testament to the communal nature of language" writes Jerome Rothenberg.


 Maxine Chernoff says of A Picture of Everyone I Love Passes Through Me: "..the self is various and the mind/heart has many stages, prosceniums, theaters and interweavings, so too the marvelous linguistic visual collaboration of Lynn Behrendt and John Bloomberg-Rissman. What weaves through all the words and images is being-in the- world, alive and dead at the same time, moving objects by means of creation."