Project Premiere: Alan Gilbert's Late in the Antenna Fields is Published by Futurepoem

January 18, 2011



Late in the Antenna Fields
Published by Futurepoem
Release Party on January 29, 7:00pm
Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2006 Innovative Literature grantee Alan Gilbert‘s Creative Capital project, Late in the Antenna Fields, a collection of poems, will be published later this month by Futurepoem. The book’s release will be celebrated with a party and reading at Pierogi Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.

Late in the Antenna Fields combines Gilbert’s interest in the grotesque and the absurd with a documentary approach focusing on everyday life, saturated as it is by a culture of spectacle, war, commodities and consumption. Gilbert aims for his poems to work concurrently on personal, social, political and linguistic levels, while weaving these elements together and allowing each to have different inflections and degrees of emphasis. Autobiographical elements sporadically surface, while at other times, descriptive content and commentary drawn from society and culture are foregrounded—all of it interspersed with moments of linguistic play. While his poems are occasionally fantastical, Gilbert sees them as a form of realism layering past, present and future encounters with flickering images, ephemeral objects and fragile hopes.

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