This uncommon book of poetry from J. D. Steinmetz features delicious atmospheres, trickster sympathies and an unflinching attention to world of the semi-real, the imaginative, the amazementological. Steinmetz’s sense of place and scale is dazzling: the back of a Dodge van, the edges of the known multiverse, Pest and the back booth of a diner. A distinctly American voice wandering around a world of so many somebodys’ creation, reporting back on the intersections of pataphysics and astropsychics.
J. D. Steinmetz is a poet and professional amateurist born in Watertown, South Dakota, and raised in Minnesota. After attending Bard College and the Pratt Institute for writing, he moved to Budapest, Hungary, working as a copy editor and English language instructor for three years. With his younger days of traveling spartan across the American landscape on a 650 motorcycle well behind him, he is currently pursuing a PhD in political science at the University of Oregon. His current research concerns film expressions of the cultural and political shift rightward in 1970s America. He lives in Eugene with his loving wife, Katya, and totalitarian cat, Chairman Mao.
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