Phosphenic Threadings : Will Alexander
In his diptych Phosphenic Threadings Will Alexander ventures to where alternative universes manifest when poetic matter is transmitted from the imaginings of isolated vision. By introducing us into the esotericism that pervaded the anomalous qualities that lived within “outsider” artists Henry Darger and Adolf Wölfli, Alexander breaches through his flaming poesis the flannel of our conscious universe to suggest, and by probing prove, a capacity to attain dialogue with alternate dimensions impossible to reach via logical equations.
each issue is handsewn + editioned (limited run of 80)
Will Alexander is a poet, novelist, visual artist, musician, philosopher and essayist from Los Angeles, California. His literature is in direct contact with that of Aimé Césaire, Bob Kaufman, Wilfredo Lam, Octavio Paz, Antonin Artaud, Jean-Joseph Rabéarivelo and Philip Lamantia. His often baroque compositions draw from the deepest recesses of time and history to reconfigure the meaning of the creative act. In the service of radical shifts in vision, by which new compositions of reality emerge in the praxis, his voice is a portal into new recesses of consciousness. The author of dozens of books, his honors include a Whiting Fellowship for Poetry in 2001, a California Arts Council Fellowship in 2002, the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award in 2007, and an American Book Award in 2013. In 2016 he was awarded the prestigious Jackson Prize for poetry, which is among the most substantial given to an American poet.
Phosphenic Threadings by Will Alexander
Paperback / Saddle Stitch
Limited Edition of 80
Words + Artwork by Will Alexander
Design + Production by Bretta Walker
Edited by Jean-Jacques Martinod
Printed at the Centre For Expanded Poetics in Montréal, QC
Special Thanks to Camila Martinod + La Papeterie Saint-Ambroise