By g emil reutter
Xanadu Books released the 2nd edition of Poetry Everywhere by Jeffrey Cyphers Wright this past February. This 34 page poem coupled with color collages developed by Wright is simply a stunning presentation. Representative of the eventworks movement, Wrights collaboration with Barbara Rosenthal creates an experience that not only has words jumping off the page but images upon images to highlight the journey of the “me” character central to the poem. Wrights work is a natural maturation of the “futurism” movement into the present and evolving world.
The use of brilliant colors, various fonts of text throughout the poem reflect quiet conversation morphing to loud conversation. There is always the “me” inviting the reader to meet in an entertaining repetitiveness throughout the odyssey. A careful study of the collages will reveal the main character, “me”, is in most every sequence.
Wright calls out to the reader, “work hard and play fair.” It is something you will want to do after reading Poetry Everywhere, and in this time of covid there is a foreshadowing as Wright calls out “party in your underwear.” Why not, who the hell will know!
You can find the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Party-Everywhere-Jeffrey-Cyphers-Wright/dp/0976079399
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