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Praise for Cop Kisser
“Like a breath of fresh air, Cop Kisser forces itself into the mouth, for taste, into the lungs, for expansion, and into a thin paper bag, for huffing that one that is the many that are repetitions of the nauseatingly delicious one.” —Vanessa Place
“By turning the tradition of “first I do this, then I do that” poems inside out, Steven Zultanski demonstrates that language today is nothing more than a never-ending series of hypertextual chains consisting of empty signifiers: One thing leads to another; nothing leads to anything. By doing so, Zultanski aligns writing’s current crisis brought on by the internet as having its roots in a century-old Existential problematics. Like a Beckettian hobo in a ditch on the side of a road trying to roll over onto his belly, these poems articulate crisis through the body and the bodily, underscoring the everwidening division between the corporeal and the linguistic, giving us a truly disembodied poetics. This is a dangerous book: wrapped in the guise of hijinks juvenilia is a dead-on critique and demonstration of what it means to be a writer today.” —Kenneth Goldsmith
Steven Zultanski is desperately attempting to escape Buffalo NY. He is the author of Pad (2009) and edits President’s Choice magazine, a Lil’ Norton publication.
196 pages | 5.5×8.5 inches | paperback