Daylight to Dirty Work
 
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Daylight to Dirty Work
 

Artist/Band: Tod Thilleman

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Thilleman reads the texts of two book-length poems:
. Root-Cellar to Riverine
. Egghead to Underhoof

It's a quirky little book - a single long poem in something like 60 12-line, very small-format pages. Thilleman has a music all his own, sometimes lyrical, sometimes dissonant; pretty consistently surprising. I'll admit "root-cellar" always sets me thinking of WCW's "cat" poem - you know, the one with the jam-closet & so forth. But Root-Cellar is very un-Williamsesque: more an assertion - nay, a demonstration - that ruminative, considerative poetry is still possible. You've got to admire Thilleman's ability to leap from the jars in the cellar to the meaning of life; and it doesn't at all hurt that the poem to my ear's shot thru with echoes of Briggflatts.
Mark Scroggins, Culture Industry



Title #1999460
Format: CD-R