SOURCE: CAConrad, Poet

December 05, 2014 09:55 ET

Poet CAConrad Releases ECODEVIANCE: (Soma)tics for the Future Wilderness

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwired - Dec 5, 2014) - This latest CAConrad book contains 23 new (Soma)tic poetry rituals and resulting poems written with generous grants and residencies from Banff Arts Centre, The MacDowell Colony, Ucross Foundation, and the Pew Charitable Trusts.

It includes work published in the 2012 Liverpool Biennial compendium as well as Best American Poetry 2014, and Best American Experimental Writing 2014.

ECODEVIANCE (Wave Books, 2014)
160 pp. paper and cloth
View samples and ordering at this link:

"I have a
mannequin for
a paperweight
it is difficult to
type with such a
large paperweight
I reach around
lovers late into
night typing...."

-- excerpt from the poem "I Hope I'm Loud When I'm Dead"

The Boston Globe wrote on ECODEVIANCE, "From these rituals come notes; from those notes come poems; and from those poems comes not just a view into his process, but an entrance into another present, which a reader could as easily follow on her own -- across the page as a poem, or across time as a performance of the same ritual." ECODEVIANCE at this link:

"I've been obsessing all year about CAConrad. For me, he's the poet who always changes the room he enters. He's poetry's answer to relational aesthetics."
-- Eileen Myles for UPenn's Jacket2 Journal

"At once charming and frightening, The Book of Frank will certainly take the top of your head off, and it might just replace it with something better."
-- Noah Eli Gordon for The Boston Review

"I've heard it said that his Book of Frank is this generation's Dream Songs, but I think The Book of Frank surges ahead in experiment and lasting power."
-- Maggie Nelson for PEN America

CAConrad will be teaching and performing from his new book February and March 2015 in Montreal, London, Berlin, Amsterdam and Lithuania. He is the author of seven books including the new title ECODEVIANCE, as well as A BEAUTIFUL MARSUPIAL AFTERNOON: (Wave Books, 2012) and The Book of Frank with an Afterword by Eileen Myles (Wave Books, 2010) and a book of essays Advanced Elvis Course (Soft Skull Press, 2008). A 2014 Lannan Fellow, a 2013 MacDowell Fellow, and a 2011 Pew Fellow, he conducts workshops on (Soma)tic poetry and Ecopoetics. Online at:

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