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The poems in ACID WESTERN can be seen as dispatches from the architectures of the terrain of the hyperobjects one finds themselves inside of in the 21st century, in which the social and political structures moved through on a daily basis are occurring (scaling, nesting + accumulation, incompletion, ephemerality, and oscillation are recurring features of the collection).

 

Time and space are also important features of these poems, both thematically, as well as formally in their composition. The notes that become the poems are written over a long period of time, and arranged into the sequences here. The idea is to capture a sense of the time, space, distance, multiplicity, and complexity of the daily mundane; intersecting, looping, reiterating through this and these spaces within large and varied timescapes, in an effort to describe a sense of scale and an unfolding of interconnected events and entities.


excerpts of ACID WESTERN appear at:

http://realitybeach.org/issuesix/balun/
http://www.decompmagazine.com/ambientfield.htm
https://ghostcitypress.com/poetry-43/2018/11/4/robert-balun
http://pidermag.com/
https://www.dreampoppress.net/robert-balun/

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Robert Balun

Robert Balun is an adjunct at The City College of New York, where he teaches creative writing and composition. His poems are forthcoming from Reality Beach and Powder Keg Magazine. Recent work appears in TAGVVERK, Tammy, Prelude, Barrow Street, Poor Claudia, Apogee, Cosmonauts Avenue, and others.

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The poems in ACID WESTERN can be seen as dispatches from the architectures of the terrain of the hyperobjects one finds themselves inside of in the 21st century, in which the social and political structures moved through on a daily basis are occurring (scaling, nesting + accumulation, incompletion, ephemerality, and oscillation are recurring features of the collection).

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