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having been blue for charity by kari edwards

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having been blue for charity kari edwards BlazeVOX [books]

kari edwards is a writer of extraordinary adventure and imagination who's untimely death left a gap, a hole, a  dark river in many lives and realities. Thankfully there's the work that flows, you'd better catch it as it does its meandering dance in past present future time.  kari is a wave, a force, a brave inspiration. This new book unlocks the dam and releases its beauties. Crash and live on.

— Anne Waldman

The suspicion that writing will be the last utopia is barkingly fulfilled by the extraordinary promise and quivering present of kari edward's careening, techo, lyrical, horny, deep and lustrous oeuvre. Big thanks to this publisher for giving us more of what she sent.

—Eileen Myles

"Tell me how connected bodies blinded by remote thresholds, swim in glacial river zones?" kari edwards asks us, and keeps asking throughout having been blue for charity . kari is not asking theoretically. kari's question is a direct address to you and you and me (all of my me's). It is a personal address to us .  For in that question and throughout kari's first posthumously published book, kari reminds that "us" is the pronoun too long frozen out in politics, culture and however else we might categorize the unfolding of current events.  Thus, too, has this pronoun been marginalized by much contemporary poetry. So let us raise the pickax in a different type of war: let us free "us" to begin thinking about a world inherently interconnected but damaged. Let us think about the question's implications as regards our response-ibility. Start with the "I'--rev up that "I"!--but don't stop there. Us awaits.

— Eileen Tabios



kari edwards' audio here ---->

Interview with kari edwards - R A I N T A X I o n l i n e

Some notes on kari - Lisa Jarnot

Silliman's Blog - on kari edwards passing and comments

Amy King Blog

Book Information:

· Paperback: 130 pages
· Binding: Perfect-Bound
· Publisher: BlazeVOX [books]
(February 2007)
· ISBN: 1-934289-39-6
· $16

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