Me With Animal Towering

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by Albert Mobilio

"Intelligence is the first gift here - active, troublemaking, rapture-prone, intelligence. The intelligence that animates Mobilio's celebrated essays and reviews is brightly present in these poems, glittering with quick dance steps, delirious with almost unkept promises. Every page is full of surprises, and I can't think of a poet who so consistently astonishes me with deft moves. There are prose poems here too: 'And the talk slid south' is a marvel, an incarnation of fiction as mis-hearing. I find myself reading as if I were a third person in his conversation. And that turns out to be a true description of what happens in Mobilio's work -- we find ourselves in reading." -Robert Kelly

About the Author
Albert Mobilio is the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award. His work has appeared in Harper'sthe Village VoiceGrand StreetBlack ClockBombCabinetTalisman, andTin House. Books of poetry include Bendable SiegeThe Geographics, and Me With Animal Towering. He is an assistant professor of literary studies at the New School's Eugene Lang College and is an editor of Bookforum.

Published by Black Square Editions
Publication Date: 2002
ISBN: 0-9712485-1-6
111 Pages