Face Down

PoetryTimeless Infinite Light


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Dimensions 7.5 × 5.5 in

Face Down is an abject, fantastic inquiry into forging new ways of relating, set against the brutal materialist realities of empire. It focuses on gender, economics, opportunity, sexuality, and all the distinctive devices of social stratification. With unflinching wit, Whitener connects “literature’s devices, knowledges, and affective relationships…to the new problematics of experiencing, worlding, and its sensorium of trauma.”

Timeless, Infinite Light
ISBN: 9781937421199
Paperback, 82 Pages, 5.5 in x 7.5 in
Publication Date: 2016

“In a series of somatic plays, Face Down by Brian Whitener faces the distance of political abstraction, the politics of affective life, the impossibility of writing in the political present. The book cannibalizes criticism, enacts it with bodies named A., B., C., and D. arranged like plastic toy soldiers, except in balaclavas. Written in an organized style of informatics, Face Down is seductive and terrifying in its desperate heat and abstract coolness. It is written with the powerlessness and with the power of political emotion.”

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Brian Whitener is a writer living in Mobile, Alabama. Recent projects include De gente común: Arte, política y rebeldía social, edited with Lorena Méndez and Fernando …

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