Edric Mesmer



Image, Myth and Metaphor in Post-Industrial Landscaping: Edric Mesmer in Conversation

Image courtesy of Ami Lake Edric Mesmer’s of monodies & homophony won the 2014 Outriders Selection, selected by Jerry McGuire, and was published in 2015 by the Outriders Poetry Project. The following interview took place over email and across neighbouring …

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David Dick Reviews Edric Mesmer

The arrangement of the title on the front of Edric Mesmer’s Of Monodies and Homoph-ony gives the reader an early opportunity to judge (or, at least, predict) the develop-ment of the text:

of mono
dies & homo
phony

Mesmer takes two words that essentially indicate a single, dominant – or closely related – voice or sound, and breaks them down into their constituents. At the very level of the word itself this undoes any such notion of an isolated predominant melody.

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Due Fault

           after Loy i in pound psalt aspersions as pert as locutions— a balm for the faux prince confused for for cannon fodder with a dauphin daft as can be had, greasing an Occitan flute of meth au gratin, flagellum off …

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Little Magazines Exemplars: A Companion Piece to ‘To Anthologise the Now Perpetually’

There simply is no easily had “brief record” of modern and contemporary little magazines held by the University at Buffalo’s Poetry Collection; even if we were to divide by era, geography, or special interest—there are, after all, over 9,000 such …

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To Anthologise the Now Perpetually: The Literary Situation of the Small Press and the Archive

“The little magazine is not difficult to define,” write David Miller and Richard Price: it is an anthology of work by strangers; an anthology of work by friends; an exhibition catalogue without the existence of the exhibition; a series of …

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