by Louis Armand
ISBN 1-900072-59-9 (poetry). 48pp.
Published: 2003
Publisher: Arc Publications (Todmorden, UK)

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Louis Armand's poetry is fiercely, delectably experimental--a typical Armand poem contains its own analysis or alternative version--but his work is never less than delighting in its wrestle with language, and formal in its drive and strategy. He is very much at the heart of a new internationalist poetic--for poetry that synthesises experimental and formal verse.
--David Morley

... a poetry filled with guest appearances by the languages we normally delegate authority to; which knows more than all of them put together.
--Rod Mengham

Louis Armand is a landscape poet with a difference. His landscapes are replete with 'anti-constructs' ... He marks "the remoteness between signifier & land-/scape," rather than its conventional conflation. Armand ... knows the "fundamental questions" are those of locality; he poses them with intellectual acuity, integrity, and in singular language(s) that assert pluralism and always refuse the "seductions of amnesia.
--Susan M. Schultz

Louis Armand is director of the InterCultural Studies programme in the Philosophy Faculty of Charles University, Prague. His books include Solicitations: Essays on Criticism & Culture; Techne: James Joyce, Hypertext & Technology; and Incendiary Devices: Discourses of the Other.

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