"Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy was written in prison; Jeremiah Bowen's CONSOLATIONS unearths an escape route through a system of erasure. Although in the tradition of Ronald Johnson's RADI OS and Jen Bervin's NETS, CONSOLATIONS goes beyond selective removal; it mixes its residuals so that its origins are practically untraceable. This is an 'emended' edition, a correction (and a fierce alternative) to the certainties of philosophical truths. In such a work, the language of authority must step aside and make room for a world of new rhetorical possibilities."âJena Osman
"In this text of CONSOLATIONS, 'mutability' and 'frenzy' exchange, on every page, towards a book that is part philosophy, part poetry. Jeremiah Bowen is that rare animal who combines lyric gifts with narrative ones, and I am glad, as his reader, to be part of what his writing is: both an 'interlude' and a 'sting.' I sting myself, reading his book, a book that 'sings.' A book that is 'paralyzed by song.' Reading is writing, pleasure is pain, as Bowen writes this body, a book-body. As it burns."âBhanu Kapil
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