80 pages. Softcover. Brand new book. POETRY. Mark Doty introduces this stunning new collection, the third in Saturnalia Books new Artist/Poet Collaboration series. Bill Knott has to be the only poet who can claim to have been&emdash; for nearly forty years now&emdash; at the head of both the avant-garde and the rear-garde of American poetry. Meticulous and formal, yet wildly inventive, Knott is among the very finest poets living today. Paired perfectly with his poems is the surreal and oddly beautiful world of Star Black's collages. Stigmata Errata Etcetera is a book that brings absurdity and wit into clear focus, reverberating with Knott's unique blend of heartrending humor and Black's playful and passionate imagery. As Doty writes, "These two not-so-different sorts of creation together point back to the mystery of origins: the new arises, out of its polyglot beginnings, one unlikely thing rubbing up against another. Found things, assembled with the strange freshness of the ordering eye or ear, bring new and distinct presences into the world." The Table of Contents of this books is as follows: Introduction-Mark Doty • The Mourner • Total • Commuter Skills Needed • Aloft • Pageboy • Another False Execution • All of the Words • Narcisspond • Towers • Pass Around the Copies • Novembernew • Mythical Rituals • Plunge • Snow and Snatches • Poem • What • Post • Wishingwell • The I Did • Reconciliations • Snuffed • The Day After My Father's Death • An Instructor's Dream • Wait Till Tonight • Reflection • Discrimination • Encounter • Eviction Process • An Understanding Unnaturally Prolonged • Intent • The Silo • Pane Perhaps • Epitaphs • Again • The One • Adhesive Valentine • April Afternoon • Aim • Oedipus Riddles (Heptasyllabics) • Proof • Aging Into the Avantgarde • Poem: As If the At-Touch Were Sought • Replica Days • Poem • Perspective • Together or Apart As Our Favors Carry Us. Bill Knott is the author of eleven collections of poetry including, most recently, The Unsubscriber (FSG, 2004). He is currently an associate professor at Emerson College. Star Black is a photographer and visual artist, as well as the author of five collections of poetry, most recently Ghostwood (New York Poet Series, 2003). Mark Doty is the author of several books of poetry and three memoirs. He currently teaches at the University of Houston. (Key Words: Bill Knott, Stigmata, Star Black, Errata, Mark Doty, Etcetera, Poet / Artist Collaborations).
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