Monday, March 8, 2021

new from above/ground press: OCCUPATIONAL ELEGIES, by Joseph Mosconi

Joseph Mosconi

600 singers
     trumpet slogan and chant
for the Roman pithiness
     of a country verb

published in Ottawa by above/ground press
March 2021
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

Cover image: film still, Notre siècle, Artavazd Peleshyan, 1983.

Joseph Mosconi
is a writer and taxonomist based in Los Angeles. He co-directs the Poetic Research Bureau and is currently an editor at Make Now Books. He is the author of several books, including Ashenfolk (Make Now Books, 2019), Fright Catalog (Insert Blanc Press, 2013), Demon Miso/Fashion In Child (Make Now Books, 2014), Renaissance Realism (Gauss PDF, 2016), and, with Pauline Beaudemont, an artist book called This Arrogant Envelope (FCAC Geneva, 2017). With Rita Gonzalez he edited the art and poetry journal Area Sneaks. His poems have been selected for the BAX: Best American Experimental Writing anthology for the years 2014 and 2015. With Andrew Maxwell, he curated an exhibition, THIS KNOWN WORLD: Spontaneous Particulars of the Poetic Research Bureau at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles in 2017.

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