for three or more voices
by Mathew Timmons
ART: Original by Joshua Callaghan
Brian Patten, author of Little Johnny's Confession, does NOT come to MY mind for this new book. But he does for Google. Ether has a new definition, not to escape, but to confront the affordable, comfortable sofa that poetry has tried to die on over and over to no avail. Mathew Timmons moved the couch, found a plug on the wall, and every surface has the electrical way about it now. Brilliant book! (blurb first using search string: book fantastic brilliant poems; second: mathew timmons genius poet) —CAConrad, author of A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon
Joyful Noise is a cool read, exemplary in itself of the paradoxes of its construction. In each of its three sections, a discrete concoction of light constraints filters—like a mesh trumpet gramophone—commentary on human noise and attention from the infinite traffic of the Internet, as reined and hailed down by Google alerts. A very sane tone prevails. Joyful Noise valorizes the remark—how its lucid, ludic, urbane, brainy, polymathic, fun, confident, anodyne atmosphere depends on tight circumscription. It’s climate-controlled—hence the romp. —Mairéad Byrne
Mathew Timmons’ projects include The New Poetics, CREDIT, Where is it Written?, After Darío, and The Archanoids (a CD of solo and collaborative sound poetries). His visual and performance work has been shown at Human Resources Gallery, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Public Fiction, François Ghebaly Gallery, LACE, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, California College of the Arts, ArtSpeak Vancouver, LACMA, and the UCLA Hammer Museum. Mathew works as the General Director of General Projects and as the editor and publisher of Insert Blanc Press in Los Angeles.