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City Lights Spotlight #10: Here Come the Warm Jets

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"Warren's first book of poems is highly self-reflective, interestingly interrogative, and a lot of fun."Booklist

Charged with swagger and sensuality, tenderness and cold fact, the 10th Spotlight series installment, Here Come the Warm Jets, is the brash debut volume by Bay Area poet Alli Warren. Taking its title from the Brian Eno classic, Jets jumbles gender, class, and space-time perspectives into a chorus of contemporary idioms and lyrical longings. Against the daunting backdrop of contemporary political-economy, Warren launches her missives of desire, in writing that is at once raw and sly. From the Bishop of Worms to Flipper to E-40, nobody's safe from the easy virtuosity with which she makes language sing.

The collection is a finalist for the 2014 California Book Award.

About the Spotlights Series:

City Lights Spotlight hopes to shine a light on the wealth of innovative American poetry being written today. We intend to publish accomplished figures known in the poetry community as well as young emerging poets, using the cultural visibility of City Lights to bring their work to a wider audience. In doing so, we also seek to draw attention to those small presses publishing such authors. As City Lights founder, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, wrote, "If you would be a poet, experiment with all manner of poetics . . . to create your own limbic, your own underlying voice, your ur voice."

Praise for Here Come the Warm Jets:

"The 10th in City Lights' 'Spotlight Series,' poet Alli Warren's first book is anthemic, both wry and full of wonder, colloquial and lyrical and glittering with revelations. [It] upends contemporary syntax for the sake of self-expansion, moving seamlessly between edification and amused, tongue-in-cheek condemnation."—San Francisco Weekly

"Here Come the Warm Jets starts by cycling through swaths of factless job-voice before pitching an unfolding exuberant doom-diction through the books positively evil prosodic middle. Relative time, absolute time, ornery time, palpation time, and a kind of time I cant name are all in play along the way. I think Warrens end of capitalism would come with the richest planes of full life, but only the poems and their upending of the never-ending blossom hull make me think so."—Anselm Berrigan

"When form and forms fiancé come maundering Alli Warren will undo them both with tart prepositional gambits and the vagaries of fortune-telling and a fine poker-faced command of stagecraft itself. With nods to the congress of manners (and hat tips too to Brooks, Duncan, and others) Here Come the Warm Jets plays at neither checking nor abashing but chronicles what it just might be to be beyond the reach of any drama, any architecture. This is one heavenly book."—C. S. Giscombe

“Though she may be excoriating the system, Warren has fun doing it, however, with a willingness to always go for a dirty joke … This dead-pan tone belies the slyly crafted humor of her wordplay, which mashes up multiple registers for comic, sometimes cutting effect … Even as Warrens poems dance away from any notion of a fixed self … a tender undercurrent runs throughout, and the closing 'Personal Poem'—comprising a series of second-person commands—offers a roundabout glimpse into the poets more quotidian inspirations, while offering some sage advice: 'Dont talk too much about language in mixed company.”—American Poets

Praise for Alli Warren:

“[She]s one of those poets who, once you read her work, instantly becomes a necessity.”—Ron Silliman

“Warren displays a serious commitment to delineating the multifarious registers of communication that collide into what we think of as culture.”—Noah Eli Gordon

Synopsis:

The second coming of gurlesque. Here Come the Warm Jets is the highly anticipated, swaggering debut of Alli Warren.

Synopsis:

"Warren's first book of poems is highly self-reflective, interestingly interrogative, and a lot of fun."Booklist

Charged with swagger and sensuality, tenderness and cold fact, the 10th Spotlight series installment, Here Come the Warm Jets, is the brash debut volume by Bay Area poet Alli Warren. Taking its title from the Brian Eno classic, Jets jumbles gender, class, and space-time perspectives into a chorus of contemporary idioms and lyrical longings. Against the daunting backdrop of contemporary political-economy, Warren launches her missives of desire, in writing that is at once raw and sly. From the Bishop of Worms to Flipper to E-40, nobody's safe from the easy virtuosity with which she makes language sing.

About the Spotlights Series:

City Lights Spotlight hopes to shine a light on the wealth of innovative American poetry being written today. We intend to publish accomplished figures known in the poetry community as well as young emerging poets, using the cultural visibility of City Lights to bring their work to a wider audience. In doing so, we also seek to draw attention to those small presses publishing such authors. As City Lights founder, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, wrote, "If you would be a poet, experiment with all manner of poetics . . . to create your own limbic, your own underlying voice, your ur voice."

"The 10th in City Lights' 'Spotlight Series,' poet Alli Warren's first book is anthemic, both wry and full of wonder, colloquial and lyrical and glittering with revelations. [It] upends contemporary syntax for the sake of self-expansion, moving seamlessly between edification and amused, tongue-in-cheek condemnation."—San Francisco Weekly

"Here Come the Warm Jets starts by cycling through swaths of factless job-voice before pitching an unfolding exuberant doom-diction through the books positively evil prosodic middle. Relative time, absolute time, ornery time, palpation time, and a kind of time I cant name are all in play along the way. I think Warrens end of capitalism would come with the richest planes of full life, but only the poems and their upending of the never-ending blossom hull make me think so."—Anselm Berrigan

"When form and forms fiancé come maundering Alli Warren will undo them both with tart prepositional gambits and the vagaries of fortune-telling and a fine poker-faced command of stagecraft itself. With nods to the congress of manners (and hat tips too to Brooks, Duncan, and others) Here Come the Warm Jets plays at neither checking nor abashing but chronicles what it just might be to be beyond the reach of any drama, any architecture. This is one heavenly book."—C. S. Giscombe

Synopsis:

Charged with swagger and sensuality, tenderness and cold fact, the tenth Spotlight series installment, Here Come the Warm Jets, is the brash debut volume by Bay Area poet Alli Warren. Taking its title from the Brian Eno classic, Jets jumbles gender, class, and space-time perspectives into a chorus of contemporary idioms and lyrical longings. Against the daunting backdrop of twenty-first century consumerism, Warren launches her missives of sex and desire, in writing that is at once raw and sly. From the Bishop of Worms to Flipper to E-40, nobody's safe from the easy virtuosity with which she makes language sing.

About the Author

Alli Warren was born in 1983 in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles and attended the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she studied poetry with Nathaniel Mackey. Since 2005, she has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area. The author of many chapbooks, including Grindin, Acting Out, Well-Meaning White Girl, and Cousins, she formerly co-curated The (New) Reading Series at 21 Grand, has contributed to SFMOMA's Open Space, and presently is a member of the Poetic Labor Project. This is her first book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780872866096
Author:
Warren, Alli
Publisher:
City Lights Books
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
City Lights Spotlight
Series Volume:
10
Publication Date:
20130931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
104
Dimensions:
7 x 5.5 in

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Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » A to Z

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"Synopsis" by ,
The second coming of gurlesque. Here Come the Warm Jets is the highly anticipated, swaggering debut of Alli Warren.

"Synopsis" by ,
"Warren's first book of poems is highly self-reflective, interestingly interrogative, and a lot of fun."Booklist

Charged with swagger and sensuality, tenderness and cold fact, the 10th Spotlight series installment, Here Come the Warm Jets, is the brash debut volume by Bay Area poet Alli Warren. Taking its title from the Brian Eno classic, Jets jumbles gender, class, and space-time perspectives into a chorus of contemporary idioms and lyrical longings. Against the daunting backdrop of contemporary political-economy, Warren launches her missives of desire, in writing that is at once raw and sly. From the Bishop of Worms to Flipper to E-40, nobody's safe from the easy virtuosity with which she makes language sing.

About the Spotlights Series:

City Lights Spotlight hopes to shine a light on the wealth of innovative American poetry being written today. We intend to publish accomplished figures known in the poetry community as well as young emerging poets, using the cultural visibility of City Lights to bring their work to a wider audience. In doing so, we also seek to draw attention to those small presses publishing such authors. As City Lights founder, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, wrote, "If you would be a poet, experiment with all manner of poetics . . . to create your own limbic, your own underlying voice, your ur voice."

"The 10th in City Lights' 'Spotlight Series,' poet Alli Warren's first book is anthemic, both wry and full of wonder, colloquial and lyrical and glittering with revelations. [It] upends contemporary syntax for the sake of self-expansion, moving seamlessly between edification and amused, tongue-in-cheek condemnation."—San Francisco Weekly

"Here Come the Warm Jets starts by cycling through swaths of factless job-voice before pitching an unfolding exuberant doom-diction through the books positively evil prosodic middle. Relative time, absolute time, ornery time, palpation time, and a kind of time I cant name are all in play along the way. I think Warrens end of capitalism would come with the richest planes of full life, but only the poems and their upending of the never-ending blossom hull make me think so."—Anselm Berrigan

"When form and forms fiancé come maundering Alli Warren will undo them both with tart prepositional gambits and the vagaries of fortune-telling and a fine poker-faced command of stagecraft itself. With nods to the congress of manners (and hat tips too to Brooks, Duncan, and others) Here Come the Warm Jets plays at neither checking nor abashing but chronicles what it just might be to be beyond the reach of any drama, any architecture. This is one heavenly book."—C. S. Giscombe

"Synopsis" by ,

Charged with swagger and sensuality, tenderness and cold fact, the tenth Spotlight series installment, Here Come the Warm Jets, is the brash debut volume by Bay Area poet Alli Warren. Taking its title from the Brian Eno classic, Jets jumbles gender, class, and space-time perspectives into a chorus of contemporary idioms and lyrical longings. Against the daunting backdrop of twenty-first century consumerism, Warren launches her missives of sex and desire, in writing that is at once raw and sly. From the Bishop of Worms to Flipper to E-40, nobody's safe from the easy virtuosity with which she makes language sing.

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