A. di Michele’s chap book The Mollifier was published November, 1996. When people ask me to describe it, I like to say, “Joycean HyperText”, cause that’s how a. di michele describes it, and who better to describe his own work but the author?
When I say “Joycean HyperText”, they usually follow up with an unsure nod, or “what?”
And then I say, “exactly. Now go read it.”
di Michele illustrated The Mollifier, too.
I found this bio somewhere…I can’t recall where:
A. di Michele
B.A. in Philosophy and M.A. in French (Critical Theory)
from Mississippi State University
Poet, lingual neuro-situationist trans-bard and furniture/enviroment deconstructor
BLACK MARKET PNEUMA (Lavender Ink, N.O., 1999)
THE MOLLIFIER (Synaesthesia Press, S.F., 1996)
NAY-PAU-LORON (Fell Swoop Special Issue #42, N.O., 1996)
His poems/works have recently appeared in: MESECHABE (N.O.), LOST AND FOUND TIMES (OHIO), SANDBOX (NYC), NEW ORLEANS REVIEW (LOYOLA), BALLPEEN (MS), SZ2 (BOISE STATE), and MY CAT SPIT MCGEE.
His poetics reflect/refract/distort/etc. an inter/intra-ACTIVE submergence into the proto-bitstreams of primal-archaic “thought” or sense in all our various sub-vernaculars (post-anti-modern, lingeaux-des-rues, gnostic litany, taoist/soto transparencies, synaptic skat)
latest work (in progress):
NOTES FOR/AGAINST ARCHITECTURE: a situationist foraging through the phenomenological bandwidths of ungridded celebration and diagonalized confrontation with mortar and design; to be published in modular dispatches beginning in november.
statement about play(ing):
“i’ve done better. i’ve done worse”
“poets would do better to work in sweatshops rather than sweat in workshops”
yes! the 1000 monkey funny-bone power plant!