Some Mantic Daemons by Garrett Kalleberg

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Some Mantic Daemons is downright joyful in its sharp, ecstatic rage...Kalleberg uses the most down-and-dirty science, religion, psychology, mathematics and metaphysics from Molech to Bataille to those gross little worm-feet as a way to investigate existence. Jen Coleman, The Poetry Project Newsletter

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Garrett Kalleberg's previous volumes of poetry include SOME MANTIC DAEMONS (Futurepoem, 2002), Psychological Corporations (Spuyten Duyvil, 2002), and Limbic Odes (Heart Hammer, 1997). His poetry, reviews, and translations have appeared in various journals, including Brooklyn Rail, The Canary, CROWD, ELEVEN ELEVEN, Damn the Caesars, Tragaluz (Mexico), FENCE, Sulfur, FIRST INTENSITY, DENVER QUARTERLY, A.BACUS, AUFGABE, Mandorla, and AMERICAN LETTERS & COMMENTARY, and in AN ANTHOLOGY OF NEW (AMERICAN) POETS (Talisman House, 1998). Garrett's theatrical work "The Situation Room" was produced by Brooklyn Drama Club for Collective Unconscious, New York, 2002, and The Fringe Festival, New York, 2003. From 1998 to 2002, Garrett edited The Transcendental Friend and the Immanent Audio label. His awards for poetry and critical writing include a grant from Poets & Writers, two awards from the Academy of American Poets, and two grants from The Fund for Poetry. Garrett holds a BFA from Cooper Union, and an MA in Creative Writing from City College.
Published September 1, 2002 by Futurepoem. 72 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Taken alongside previous titles and Kalleberg's work as editor of Web journal The Transcendental Friend, this book makes an argument for aesthetic pleasure as being just as "real" as any other experience, one that takes forms that are more desirable than others, even if they lead one astray: "A d...

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