Byron Coley - Defense Against Squares
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Poems of resistance against death and the dead squares. After years of collecting and reading the stuff, Byron Coley started writing poetry in 1998 as a reaction to the death vortex seemingly surrounding everything in his life at the time. From that moment on, he wrote lots of poems, mainly published in chapbooks, broadsides, and underground magazines: all almost impossible to find. Defense Against Squares is the first major collection of Byron Coley's poetry to be published. It features odes to personal heroes such as Jack Rose, Lou Reed, and Captain Beefheart, poems against the rotten world of George Bush and words of resistance against all squares. With an introduction by Kim Gordon, cover drawing of the author by Charles Burns, and French translation supervised by John-Glassco prize winner Marie Frankland. Softcover; 166 pages; Bilingual; 4.75 x 8.5 inches.