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Two Books on the Gas by Jared Schickling Now Available!

 Two Books on the Gas splits us in two: Above the Shale is ‘Diving into the Wreck’ for a credible earth, both aboveground and below. The topics are fracking and love and political violence and ashes in known states of fractured experience. The words, phrases, and ventured pages are so alive and differentiated you can sense your emplacement in the physical world. Achieved by Kissing is a demotic abecedarian, the exhalation of intense writing, an open human mirror of the attentive civic witness. Jared Schickling both kicks and tickles in this poetry that is both piece by piece and a whole art. Responsibility was never so gently insisted.

—Lisa Samuels


Schickling’s materiel-driven poetics mashes up a pre-ethicalized consciousness of the raw human reach for Life with the divination-pose of Fuel Speculation’s futurity e pluribus Unum. The “rational” to “irrational” spectrum of our present’s “present”, betrays an unspoken truth: the Republic of Fuel has, in fact, no sensate feel for time—at all.

In these Two Books on The Gas, Schickling engages us with a scintillating exploration of how the affective waste need not be merely contained and managed, but how it can be projected out—away towards a new Human Chronos of Possibility. This passionate, devoted tourney of recalc, brooks no compromises with either political brink pragmatists nor with apocalypticisms of any brand, threading instead a fully realized Eros of poetic illumination borne of the same materiality from which this Republic of Fuel is, for all to see, falling. People (and thus poetics) are rising.

—Rodrigo Toscano

Jared Schickling is the author of several BlazeVOX books, including ATBOALGFPOPASASBIFL (2013) and The Pink (2012), as well as the chapbook Prospectus for a Stage (LRL Textile Series, 2013) and The Paranoid Reader: Essays, 2006-2012 (Furniture Press, 2014). He co-edits Delete Press, eccolinguistics, and Reconfigurations: A Journal for Poetics and Poetry / Literature and Culture. He lives in Western New York.

Book Information:

· Paperback: 174 pages

· Binding: Perfect-Bound

· Publisher: BlazeVOX [books] 

· ISBN: 978-1-60964-196-2

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