DRIZZLE POCKET by Tim Roberts
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Does feeling have a structure and if so, what might it be? In Drizzle Pocket, Tim Roberts has entered the nondecorative unornamental structures of social life and the rain, in a place where hands were once kept, and thus finds a structure wherein personal and collective feelings form, coalesce, and dissipate. A feeling falls outside of air. A beautiful and exhilarating expression of the structures that feelings form.
There’s an hallucinatory freedom to this tour-de-force of sustained imagination. It’s full of a freshness, an airiness, and at the same time a relentlessness that speaks to Roberts’s careful blending of compassion and determination. This is a book with a social, spiritual, and philosophical plan, and yet they’re handled so subtly that we’re not really aware of them until we put the book down, changed. Tim Roberts is doing something brand-new here—and doing it extremely well.
Through the improvisatory meditations of a fluid, emergent consciousness, Tim Roberts gives us the posthuman tale of the tribe, an ambient epic poem where “each element of explanation becomes another locus of mystery.” Arranged as a nearly unbroken column of text, Drizzle Pocket’s scope and vector from sentence to sentence is as prone to quick shifts of idiom and action as it is to extended wit and caustic aphorisms. Writing the body is already old hat. Welcome to being the writing. Plug in—the surge is infectious.
—NOAH ELI GORDON
Tim Roberts is a writer and editor living in Denver, Colorado.
· Paperback: 164 pages
· Binding: Perfect-Bound
· Publisher: BlazeVOX [books]
· ISBN: 978-1-60964-039-2