Street Mete

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Street Mete

By Sam Truitt

Station Hill Press, Paperback, 9781581771213, 97pp.

Publication Date: November 12, 2011

Poetry. STREET METE's multimedia montage is a performative work in language/photo art. Truitt creates a poetics of transcribed voice recordings and on-the-spot photos made in the streets and subways of New York between 1996 and 2004.Infused journal entries give autobiographical edge to its sometimes harsh historical landscape that includes the fall of civilizations, yoking for example the Mayan ruins of Chichen-Itza to our current walkways. At core is spontaneous composition on the hoof, the "sudden diction" arising from a language artist meeting the world with recorder in hand, speaking forward "a bit of rubble wearing clothes walking past madison square garden with a pair of enormous inflated boxing gloves oldenbergian in the car line catching fire....