Monday, September 03, 2007

29 Inches: A Long Narrative Poem

As Trevor Dodge kindly tells the world:
Mark Amerika’s triumphant return to the alphabet world is now complete with the release of 29 Inches from Chiasmus Press. The book is now available for purchase on Amazon.

Back in May, MIT Press released META/DATA: A Digital Poetics, a collection of Amerika’s writing from 1993-2005. So be sure to drop that recent release in your virtual shopping cart as well. The future is so lonely without the past, after all.

Here’s what you’re getting for your hard-earned money ($14.95):
29 Inches is a 21st century tour de farce that traces the nomadic wanderings of a group of online characters whose contemporary lives are driven by technosexual lust. Everybody has their RIMMjob (a personal digital assistant that does it all), including Bram and Kendall, who have recently escaped from the new age religious brainwash of Trungpa Jimmy and his tribe of ultramarathon runners. To survive in the post-dotcom economy, as well as fulfill their wish to Save The Planet, Bram and Kendall start their own webcam performance art project cum amateur porn site with over 20% of the proceeds going to radical environmental groups. Meanwhile, they suffer a temporary split-up themselves and Bram, in search of Kendall, takes a wild hallucinatory trip through what he refers to as “Buddhist Amerika!”
Many kudos to Trevor, Lidia, and Andy for all of their support and genuine enthusiasm about this new "novel" which I too am quite excited about.

Oh, and dig the cover by Alex Cahill of The New Radio:

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