O , V O Z Q U E P U L P
images by Carlos M. Luis & texts by Derek White
[out of print]
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40 pages; saddle-stapled; 28 lb. paper; 90 lb. cover stock;
color and B & W illustrations.
O, Vozque Pulp is a collaborative collection of Rorschach-like ink-drawings by Carlos M. Luis, with corresponding surreal textual interpretations by Derek White.
"There's a frenzy within[Luis' images]; they exude electricity; they are filaments; they are neurons firing spasmodically. The best of White's texts seem to arise from the dream, from the subconscious, the subliminal." --Gian Lombardo, from review in Sentence 4.
"The experience of reading and viewing the book pushed me toward primordial thinking, that long taproot back to early utterances and images." --James Wagner (full review in Esther Press)
The prose poem titles and thumbnails of the drawings in O, Vozque Pulp are listed below. Click on an active (reddish) thumbnail or title to view that sample piece. Other samples are catalogued in the Sackner Archive.
|My Old Stomping Grounds Revisited (first published in Milk Magazine, Vol. 5)||
(published online in Cafe Irreal)
|Red Snapper||Now, It's the Rabbit Chasing the Greyhound|
|Waiting in a Long Line of Evolution (published online in Cafe Irreal)||My Idols Won't
Support Hanging Weight
Accumulating from the Deck Up
|We Keep Reminding
Ourselves to Remember (first published in elimae)
Being on a Raft (first published in elimae)
|h(Alt(o) He(me) (excerpted
Within a Tidal Estuary (published online in Monkey Bicycle)
|The False Hopes that Airports Raise (excerpted in Esther Press review)||A Vestigial Interest (first published in Taint)|
|The Dandelion Hunter (published in Alice Blue)||Attribute to Gravity (published in Alice Blue)|
|Before Puberty I Was a Goat Fan (published in Alice Blue)||Eyes on the Divining Rod (published online in Word Riot)|
The Lifelines Left by the Lathe
the Sickle Cell Nodes
Test-Driving a Car with Mileage Left
|An Uncle Twice
(published online in Unpleasant Event Schedule)
Tidings of My Allergy
Stampeding the Encore
|What the Irreversible Free Path Delineates|
Carlos M. Luis
was born in La Habana, Cuba in 1932.
He left Cuba in ‘62 and settled in New York City until ’79,
when he moved to Miami and became the director of the Cuban Museum. As
an artist and visual poet he has exhibited his work in a number of
galleries around the country and world. He has taught courses and given
lectures on a variety of subjects including Renaissance, Cuban and
contemporary art, cultural studies, socialism, avant-garde, surrealism
and philosophy. His poetry
and essays have been published widely, his most recent book being,
“Dysfunctional Texts” (Luna Bisonte, 2002). He is married with two
sons, a daughter and five grandchildren.
DEREK WHITE lives with his wife in New York City. Before that he lived in some other places.