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Michelle Naka Pierce
$14.95, paperback, perfect bound
Cover art by renowned artist
Barbieo Barros Gizzi
This book is a delight. That poetry can blast binaries to smithereens and follow the road of three (or more) is demonstrated with intelligence, wit and humor. The intellectual erotics of this epistolary conversation are magnified by an eros of metamorphic, hi-lo linguistic and gender-genre play. TRI / VIA is a collaborative act of love with its light and dark forces registered through a languagescape of ancient to contemporary lit, philosophy, science, mathematics, even the ubiquitous culture of the questionnaire. It continually surprises!
TRI / VIA is
everything it says on the last page—a pyrotechnic set of
meditations and variations on the epistolary, along with terrific send-ups
of postmodern theoretical jargon and hegemonic style manuals and
questionnaires. Michelle Naka Pierce and Veronica Corpuz know that
“Every sentence begins with a new world,” and it is a very exciting
Michelle Naka Pierce and Veronica Corpuz realize that one of the things humans do when they talk with each other is pun and play and so TRI / VIA is full of loving exchanges that are both excellent and fun.
In TRI / VIA, Michelle Naka Pierce and Veronica Corpuz have created a courtship in the form of a book-length poem. TRI / VIA has three seers: the authors, the viewers and the words—a tri-lateral voice that begs for challenge. Skirting improvisation’s surface and information’s dig into your brainhole, Pierce and Corpuz ask you to bare your wit by offering con/verse/sens/ations alive with phrase, in a poetry that startles convention and breathes glitter intimacy.
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