Saturday, September 15, 2012

Complications by Garrett Caples

ISBN-13: 978-0-9794119-1-5
ISBN-10: 0-9794119-1-2
Release Date: Fall 2007

Meritage Press is pleased to publish Complications, the second full-length poetry collection by Oakland-based poet Garrett Caples. Reflecting the moral disintegration of the post-9/11 world, Complications is an even wilder, darker, funnier exploration of poetic consciousness than its predecessor, The Garrett Caples Reader. From semiotic reportage to automatic writing, oulipian constraint to straightforward elegy, Complications is an eclectic tour de force in the service of a fundamental proposition: "surreality is real."

Praise for The Garrett Caples Reader

"a wonderful book of prose and poetry."
--Philip Lamantia

"a lovely piece of work all the way through."
--Robert Creeley


Born in Lawrence, MA in 1972, Garrett Caples is a poet living in Oakland, CA. He is the author of The Garrett Caples Reader (Angle Press/Black Square Editions, 1999), er um (Meritage Press, 2002), and The Philistine's Guide to Hip Hop (Ninevolt, 2004). He has published numerous essays, articles, and reviews. He currently writes on hip hop for the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

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