Composed on a theme of romantic despair Barb Concerto is an automatic journey through a landscape of poetic imagery. The book consists of four chapters, featuring the words of KiNo from the ages of 16 to 23. More
Jack Kerouac once intimated that automatic writing is like jazz music – an improvisation on a theme. It is a stream of consciousness (or the subconscious) that brings to the mind the Maldoror of the Compte Ducasse – the Journey to the End of the Night of Celine – the theatre of Antonin Artaud – the musing of the peripatetic Henry Miller – the subconscious rapture of transcendence.
Composed on a theme of romantic despair (what better subject for a poet) Automated Roman: Barb Concerto in Unspoken Major Mouth is an automatic journey through a landscape of anguish – the ache brought from rejection by the object of the poet’s desire. It is an epic journey of the reconstruction of the poet’s psyche that along the way composes him to the dismembered Osiris.
— John Farris
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