By David Buuck,Juliana Spahr
"This experimental paintings isn't for the faint of center, however it is laced with meditations that would entice readers excited about poetry’s position within the world."--Publishers Weekly "I am excited about their consciousness to inequality, to questions of violence and group: whatever borne out via the collaboration itself."--Bhana Kapil's top Books of 2013 at the Volta "An military of fanatics explores the liminal areas the place towns and members come jointly and stand aside with unusual, brainy grace."--Michelle Tea, writer of Mermaid in Chelsea Creek "By technique of a sequence of stylistically and tonally numerous prose segments (by turns reflexive and dialogic, ironic and depressive, unhinged and hallucinatory, wetly emotional and dryly wry, together with a detournement of a Raymond Carver story), the ebook facilities, emotionally, at the ebb and stream of what it calls 'struggle-force.' Signature drone moves, torture, ecological cave in, environmental affliction and protracted fatigue syndrome: it is all connected." --Miranda Mellis, Rain Taxi "The e-book deals many ways of impending the age-old questions What makes anything paintings and What makes an individual a good citizen, in addition to (if now not basically) exploring the ways that the solutions to those questions may intersect. extra impressively, it does so with out being didactic and but with out being imprecise, as such a lot of efforts at high-concept artwork are likely to be."--Evan Karp, SF Weekly "Fantastical, lyrical, whimsical and wildly experimental, a military of fans is as severe because it is absurd."--Christopher Higgs, HTMLGIANT "Authors who co-write frequently produce halves that refuse to coalesce, yet East Bay poets Juliana Spahr and David Buuck fuse with really good ends up in this brief experimental novel. it is the tale of Demented Panda and Koki, poets united by means of a wish to write politically engaged works. Wounded, bored, encouraged and skeptical, they soldier on via a panorama of poisonous spills, buyer extra, strange juxtapositions and trance states."--Georgia Rowe, San Jose Mercury information "Authors Spahr and Buuck, who seem during this novel as Bay sector poets 'Koki' and 'Demented Panda,' type it up the entire method from magical realism to 'new journalism' and Raymond Carver Cathedralspeak, yet it is the weary 'I cannot move on. I’ll cross on' optimism at which wounded veterans of the military of fanatics excel. Theirs is a rigorous booklet, and a booklet of marvels, with anything humorous, anything painful, stirring on each page."--Kevin Killian, writer of Spreadeagle "This picaresque tale concerning the 'particular lostness' of poetry, the methods poems continually win and the lives of self-described 'mediocre' poets is absolutely beautiful hilarious! It’s additionally clever, incisive and politically astute. Now, to the barricades!"--Rebecca Brown, writer of yank Romances: Essays a military of fans starts off with the tale of 2 poets, Demented Panda and Koki, united of their wish to write politically engaged poetry at a time while poetry turns out to have misplaced its skill to impression social swap. Their first venture is greater than a failure, leading to a spell that unleashes a torrent of uncooked sewage and surrealistic embodiments of consumerist extra and black website torture innovations. next chapters characteristic an experimental composer (Koki?) and a functionality artist (Panda?) whose our bodies are actually invaded with the ills of capitalism, manifested via leaking blisters and different maladies, in addition to a thorough remix of a Raymond Carver tale, wondering What We speak about once we discuss Poetry.” the radical concludes with Panda and Koki returning to the positioning in their failed collaboration to conjure up a extra utopian imaginative and prescient of an military of lovers.” Fantastical, lyrical, whimsical and wildly experimental, a military of enthusiasts is as severe because it is absurd.