NYQ Books, 9781630450090, 204pp.
Publication Date: June 18, 2014
Poetry. As Richard Kostelanetz says in his preface, "When I first heard the epithet afterimage as an honorific among visual artists, I recognized it as analogous to the strongest lines in strictly verbal poetry." In his latest book, OUROBOROS, Kostelanetz visually lays out words in circles. And just like the ancient symbol, allows them to devour themselves as much as they create themselves as afterimages are embedded in the reader's mind.