debut poetry collection by joel alonzo.
equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, suicidish bends every rule of poetry without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. it is an exuberant, uniquely american exploration of the passions that make us human - and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what poetry can do.
set nowhere with no main characters and no real theme, suicidish is a book of poetry unlike no other in that it involves no organization and no set direction. it is a floating, aimless and ultimately futile read which will leave readers more hollow than they thought possible. while most poets of the generation are but birds in the tree of foster wallace and eggers, alonzo shows his true colors in his debut work as the laughing, piss-drinking termite of poetic retardation.
buy as many copies as you can, he only gets like $3 for each one sold.
Good emerges as a possibility and duty only through this primordial choice of Evil: we experience Good when, after choosing Evil, we become aware of the utter inadequacy of our situation.
it is ‘only in the return itself’ that what we return to emerges at all – it begins to exist or to be perceived as a possibility where before there was no trace of it — s. zizek (via jujutsu-with-zizek)