Arrive On Wave: Collected Poems, by Gil Ott
Arrive On Wave: Collected Poems, by Gil Ott

Arrive on Wave: Collected Poems, by Gil Ott, edited by Trace Peterson, Gregory Laynor, & Eli Goldblatt

Poetry: 330 pages
ISBN 9780925904911
published Nov 1, 2016
Foreword by Eli Goldblatt
Introduction by Trace Peterson
Afterword by Charles Alexander

Alas, here are poems that serve as evidence we had among us a spirit of a man whose fertile generosity was not limited to his literary and arts activism, but very much the warp and woof of his art and intellect. Gil Ott’s poetry aims to disintegrate powers of meaning while simultaneously presages radical possibilities of thought and speech which reflect the full-range of his restorative vision.

— Major Jackson

Gil Ott has always been this gigantic presence in poetry to me.  For a while I thought maybe it was because he was one of the first real poets I met as a teenager.  But it is actually because he is a real poet, an absolute poet, always kept in the present tense no matter how far away his body we knew has become.  To garner and sustain the favor of the Muse is a skill apparent in this extraordinary book.  If you believe in the strength of poetry, in poems as heat-seeking missiles capable of intercepting a bleak disregard for life then here is a gigantic poetry to smother the worst!

— CAConrad

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Chax Bundle of 13
Chax Bundle of 13

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Ted Pearson, An Intermittent Music

Kit Robinson, Leaves of Class

James Sherry, Entangled Bank

Ben Hollander, The Letters of Carla

Sarah Riggs, Waterwork

Will Alexander, Inside the Earthquake Palace

Michael Gottlieb, What We Do

Gil Ott, arrive on wave

Linh Dinh, ed.and trans., The Deluge

Gaspar Orozco, Autocinema

Leonard Schwartz & Simon Carr, Salamander

Alice Notley, Reason & Other Women

Susan Thackrey, Andalusia

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The Form of Our Uncertainty: A Tribute to Gil Ott by Kristen Gallagher, Editor
The Form of Our Uncertainty: A Tribute to Gil Ott by Kristen Gallagher, Editor

This book also features interviews and responses by: Ammiel Alcalay, Charles Alexander, Bruce Andrews, Anonymous, Julia Blumenreich, Craig Czury, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Norman Fischer, Kristen Gallagher, Eli Goldblatt, Karen Kelley, Kevin Killian, Hank Lazer, Andrew Levy, Chris McCreary, Toby Olson, Bob Perelman, Leslie Scalapino, Kerry Sherin, Ron Silliman, Heather Starr, Chris Stroffolino, and Mark Wallace.

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Traffic by Gil Ott
Traffic by Gil Ott

Traffic by Gil Ott. CHAX edition.

“As an architect of the gap, Gil Ott provides many doors whereby this place may be entered and whereby you may encounter and be part of the ‘traffic’ of that occurrence. It’s not a house of many mansions, but it is poetry, a place which may not take place unless you enter. So: a different sort of gesture, one of welcome invitation. Think it over. What have other hands offered you lately?” – John Taggart

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