New Reviews for Wayne Koestenbaum's The Pink Trance Notebooks

Two Reviews for The Pink Trance Notebooks by Wayne Koestenbaum

"Enter Wayne Koestenbaum. Or not, 'Enter Wayne Koestenbaum,' because I’m not sure Koestenbaum shares my weird dread that literature may one, not exist, or two, be the inherited fever dreams of a bunch of second-rate philosophers, but enter Wayne Koestenbaum anyway, because Koestenbaum has some very interesting ideas about how to combine aesthetic and rational thought and has placed many of these thoughts in a book called The Pink Trance Notebooks, a series of poems that take the form of lineated aphorisms. These aphorisms are witty, have music if not rhyme, and are occasionally quite visually precise." Lucy Ives for LA Review of Books

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"The verbal embers that make up Koestenbaum's latest collection of poems, The Pink Trance Notebooks, are a varied and sundry cluster that draw on the full range of Koestenbaum's thought, from observations of everyday life and reflections on the past — personal and collective — to his views on contemporary culture — high and low — and his insights into human sexuality and the psyche." - Shoshana Olidort for The Chicago Tribune

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