Bob Holman writes about Preview of ‘The Book of Hieroglyphs’

Bob Holman  (Bowery Poetry Club, Author, Publisher, Director of Endangered Language Alliance…) has written about his first impressions of The Book of Hieroglyphs:

‘I’m having the pleasure of previewing David (Pere Ubu) Thomas’ book of nonpoems called The Book of Hieroglyphs.
Thomas refuses to call the pieces in this book poetry, says they are not the songs. I really don’t care what you call them, and it’s true that they are unlike anything you’ve ever read before, but what they are are zings, stings, word bullets that tell stories so condensed that your mind changes on every syllable.’


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