|Praise for Arousing Notoriety|
What a strange batch of lovers: Banjo, Bear, Bow Tie, Half Organ, Russia, and Strong Heart. But love is a strange affair, and A. Minetta Gould’s language, wry, rowdy and ingenious, mocks it up, down, and all around.
Arousing Notoriety operates in the realm of dream logic, and by that I mean Gould gestures through apparent acts of pure consciousness that appear stripped of mundane symbolism—exposing the impulsivity of language. In that sense, what we see here are poems of desire without want or lust—poems of desire in its most elemental state, utterly at play.
|Praise for Your Trouble|
Amber Nelson works in the tension between meaning and making.: a music of shifts and sleights. Intention is not imposed but what emerges, not the isolate personal “I” but the pulse of American culture and history. “In the correspondence of assassination/ In the simmer green floor that jettisons”—please read!