The Available World (Paperback)
Sarabande Books, 9781932511833, 85pp.
Publication Date: July 1, 2010
" Ander Monson's] poems celebrate defiant excess. In this land of scarcity, right-living involves using up what you have, where you have it; otherwise someone might wreck, steal, or use it and you might not get any. A carpe diem for obscure, doomed youth."--Stephen Burt
Inspired by the cult Japanese video game Katamari Damacy, these poems increase in size and momentum, rolling more and more into their orbits as they go. Formally inventive and fun, The Available World examines the beauty and terror of excess.
Ander Monson lives in Tucson, Arizona.