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Stigmata Errata Etcetera
Bill Knott; Star Black, illus.; Mark Doty, intro.



Poet/Artist Collaboration Series

Saturnalia
2007 • 80 pp. 17 illus. (16 color) 6 3/4 x 9"
Poetry

$16.00 Paperback, 978-0-9754990-4-7



“Excellent new poems by prolific surrealist, grouchy comic, underground hero and oddball formal virtuoso Bill Knott ("One of my pores creaks/ when I pass through it/.../ soon for the last time") join haunting, humorous collages by poet and artist Star Black...”—Publishers Weekly

Mark Doty introduces this stunning new collection, the third in Saturnalia Books new Artist/Poet Collaboration series

Bill Knott has to be the only poet who can claim to have been—for nearly forty years now—at the head of both the avant-garde and the rear-garde of American poetry. Meticulous and formal, yet wildly inventive, Knott is among the very finest poets living today. Paired perfectly with his poems is the surreal and oddly beautiful world of Star Black’s collages. Stigmata Errata Etcetera is a book that brings absurdity and wit into clear focus, reverberating with Knott’s unique blend of heartrending humor and Black’s playful and passionate imagery. As Doty writes, “These two not-so-different sorts of creation together point back to the mystery of origins: the new arises, out of its polyglot beginnings, one unlikely thing rubbing up against another. Found things, assembled with the strange freshness of the ordering eye or ear, bring new and distinct presences into the world.”

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Reviews / Endorsements

“Still pure, his new poems are ice—refined, crystalline and sharp.”—Brooklyn Rail

“...Knott is one of the best poets writing in English... The poems here form thoughtful patterns.”—John Cotter, Open Letters Monthly

“This book is not to be read—it’s to be experienced.”—Rigoberto Gonzalez, harriet: a blog from the poetry foundation

“These two not-so-different sorts of creation together point back to the mystery of origins: the new arises, out of its polyglot beginnings, one unlikely thing rubbing up against another.”—Mark Doty



BILL KNOTT is the author of eleven collections of poetry including, most recently, The Unsubscriber (FSG, 2004). He is currently an associate professor at Emerson College. STAR BLACK is a photographer and visual artist, as well as the author of five collections of poetry, most recently Ghostwood (New York Poet Series, 2003). MARK DOTY is the author of several books of poetry and three memoirs. He currently teaches at the University of Houston.



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