This is not a review but my method of reading experimental work, which is, in basic form:
Go through the text and see what flows and what jars, which lines spark some kind of reaction.
Try to pull out the allusions, intended by the author or invented by myself.
Head off on tangents.
Speculate what the meaning might be.
Stop about thirty pages into the text to avoid spoilers.
I am not an expert, or an academic, or even anchored in reality half the time, so a lot of this could be way off.
But could also be way on too.
Author: Tyson Bley
Publisher: Schism Press
I’ve read a lot of Tyson’s poems and sent zines to post offices in Germany that may or may not have existed and listened to his song Gertrude’s Knees, so I usually know what I’m in for.
Machinery gone wrong [or right, depending on your views]
Extreme juxtaposition of cultural references with anything conceivable
A bizarro, unforced sense of humour
Dada-style off-lyricism [or maybe zaum]Continue reading