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March 05, 2020


Excuse me, but this stuff by Alan Ziegler is just plain lovely, poignant, weird, fun, full fathom five, non-sexual sexy.

It somehow manages to meld Ponge, Brainard, and Kafka (in his journals)--plus a couple of Eastern European prose poets whose names I can't now recall--into something else and new. While wearing it all so lightly on the sleeve it seems casual, nothing special. Which makes it special.

When is the book coming out?

Thank you so much Kent! My agent will be shopping it around before too long (I'm going to send her your comment). Hopefully someone will pick it up. --With gratitude, Alan

I quite agree with Kent. What a delight this was to discover. I look forward to more...and I too vote for book form!

Tara, Thank you! Your comment led me to your website and now I am a huge fan of your work and will keep checking in--Alan

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