Particle/Word Theory

Durham, Jimmie

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Particle/Word Theory is Jimmie Durham’s third poetry book after Columbus Day (Albuquerque 1983) and Poems That Do Not Go Together (Berlin, London 2012). The new book contains thirty-eight poems, written between 2014 and 2019 and twelve drawings. Durham’s sculptures as well as his texts are made out of fragments, they are a lifelong statement against monumentality. Durham observes nature, thinks about the try to categorize and name nature and he reflects about unspectacular, daily behaviour of animals and humans - himself included. In his new poems he cites also scientific studies, articles about brain and pain research - all this stands next to his own pain experience. It underlines a provocative sentence he wrote in 1998: ‘Art and science are the same thing’”, a collection of 38 poems and 13 drawings, soft cover, 21,5 x 14 cm, 108 not numbered pages, Berlin (London) 2020

ISBN: 978-3-943888-15-7