Three Poems
Bassacksenglish, Monopoems, Coming(s) Together

by Richard Kostelanetz

84 Pages, 6 x 9

Library of Congress Control Number:  2011944481

ISBN:  978-1-935520-49-8

Publication Date:  12/19/2011

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Cover Art:  Cover Photo
by Mary-Jo Kline


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Having already established his poetry among the most inventive ever, the distinguished man of avant-garde letters, Richard Kostelanetz, realizes further radically formal steps in Three Poems. Each is a sequence of one-word texts continuously interleaved with the others in an unprecedented way, in sum offering an unprecedented reading experience. The book concludes with Kostelanetz's visual essay "Poetry I Shall Not Make." For work of this kind he has earned individual entries in the Readers Guide to Twentieth-Century Writers, Contemporary Poets, and, among other highly selective directories.


I sense the strength of the narrative (and there are many narratives throughout) to be elastic or plastic: how the reader molds it in his/her/my/your mind.

—John Robert Colombo