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Here is a poet who exposes himself, naked and raw, crying and rejoicing with the music of the spheres in its true and metaphorical sense. Perry is more than a wordsmith, he's a word musician.
Here's what people are saying about fotographs of bones:
"Change as a constant state is given new dimension in these powerfully exciting works where spiritual and physical transmogrifications explode perception. Love is the undertow, verity its wave."
- Maureen Owen, author of Erosion's Pull
"fotographs of bones understands 'the common gender is obsolete.' It is an explosion of language, rotating 'tail-spinning scriptures' with poetic space. Between the pages of cut-ups and exquisite corpses, Adam Perry reveals a vulnerability in this collision of experiment and exposed heart."
- Michelle Naka Pierce, author of She: A Blueprint
"Adam Perry, musician as well as poet, doesn’t exactly compose lyrics but what the notes of the music would say if they could speak. He has taken a seat at our ceremonies, 'an empty chair in Count Basie's Orchestra.'"
- Charles Potts, author of The Portable Charles Potts
"Adam Perry has accomplished something marvelous. The language in these pages seems almost self-generated, like some prolific mutation. There’s no room here for the reader to hide; the effect is of being in an airplane when the windows blow out and the icy vacuum strips you naked on the way down. But when you finally hit the ground, the poet is there too, extending his hand, embracing you in tears."
- Steve Silberman, Wired Magazine
"Have you ever driven 'naked' down Highway 1, listening 'to beautiful techno?' Do you 'respond to narration' as to the 'gradual burning of nerves?' These poems gesture to the life in which a body is allowed to be vulnerable, to be its inside parts as much as its public flows. I read them while drinking coffee in a back garden filled with the first small flowers of Spring, and I suggest you read them in the snow. This is a book that belongs in the world."
- Bhanu Kapil, author of Schizophrene
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Paperback: 71 pages / Poetry
Published: April 20, 2009
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