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Steve Benson
Reverse Order

93 pages
ISBN 0-937013-25-0


"Back" comments on itself as performance; it is read and changed in the process, so that it is literally on itself as in the moment of the speaker's and audience's concentration--on one separating from oneself and so conentration to be right there as pactice / 'experience.' Reverse Order is writing that is the attention of the mind being neither in nor outside that, "that slumbers at the edges of intention, too supple finally for either on or off." This is conentration which is dissonant, sensual, and flip in the sense of nervy.
--Leslie Scalapino

Steve rocks a resonance out of his presence.

He straightens his spine receptively.

Steve is between himself and us. He never walks away.
--Alan Davies