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LAP GUN CUT - John M Benett & F A Nettelbeck | by ex_magician
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LAP GUN CUT - John M Benett & F A Nettelbeck

Lap Gun Cut (2006) by John M Bennett & F A Nettelbeck. Luna Brisonte Prods, Columbus, Ohio


Sent to me by the poet. Recall that we had met the poet and his family at the Squaw Flat Flea Market which I believe he owns.


From Wikipedia:


In the early 1970s he began work on a long poem that was to become an underground classic when it was published in 1979: Bug Death. Bug Death was created using cut-up and collage texts combined with original writing and represents a major advance in literary technique and thinking, advancing upon the innovations promoted by Brion Gysin and William Burroughs of a previous generation. The book was carefully written, edited, crafted, and designed over several years, in a multi-layered process involving much more than the usual processes of literary creation. It is a unique and stunningly effective combination of poetry, visual art, and documentation that has no real parallel. Nettelbeck's book has had a far-reaching influence on his contemporaries and on younger poets, not only because of its technical innovations, but because of the authentic and deeply-felt lyricism that pervades its pages.


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Taken on January 5, 2009