The Louder the Room the Darker the Screen
Ebenkamp cracks open the mundane with jaded humor and uncanny horror. This collection of poems is densely packed and of psychedelic duration. “Between boredom and shock we oscillate” in a data-rich language forest continually interrupted by bursts of scrawling, full-color text art.
The Louder the Room the Darker the Screen is a saw-wave feed of resonant channels “beyond the chalky susurrating din.” Ebenkamp’s language, as glitchy as it is determined, bursts in and out of Magic Eye focus like the melodies found in tape collage.
“The Louder The Room The Darker The Screen makes me think about the places a person lives, how a person moves through space—how poems are places, and people live in language—the room, the screen, and the door each imply—the action in its threshold: entrance, exit…”