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No Work Finished Here : Rewriting Andy Warhol - by Liz Worth (Paperback)

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When Andy Warhol's a, A Novel was first published in 1968, The New York Times Book Review declared it "******." Yet over four decades later, a continues to be an essential documentation of Warhol's seminal Factory scene. And though the book offers a pop art snapshot of 1960s Manhattan that only Warhol could capture, it remains a challenging read. Comprised entirely of unedited transcripts of recorded conversations taped in and around the Warhol Factory, the original book's tone varies from frenetic to fascinating, unintelligible to poetic.No Work Finished Here: Rewriting Andy Warhol by Liz Worth attempts to change that, by appropriating the original text and turning each page into a unique poem. In remixing a into poetry using only words and phrases from each piece's specified page, Worth sets the scene for the reader, not unlike eavesdropping in an all-night diner, with poetry full of voices competing to be heard, hoping for just a sliver of attention at the end of a long, desperate night.True to Worth's style, the poems in this collection hiss and pop with confessional whispers while maintaining the raw, distorted qualities originally captured on tape and documented ina, A Novel. Warhol fans, archivists, and academics, as well as readers of confessional and conceptual poetry and fiction, will jump at the chance to be a part of the Factory in-crowd inNo Work Finished Here.Praise for No Work Finished Here:"Liz Worth's collection of poems is a testament to both her artistry and daily discipline. In an age of diminished attention, her perseverance in daily poem-making by mining the same source over and over reminds us that artists can be a model of life without distraction--how to go deeper and deeper until you find yourself looking back at you." --Heath Allen, composerAndy, A poperaPraise for Liz Worth:"If one were to rip the cupcake niceties and corporate regimens from society and present a poetic and existential depiction of the anarchical remains, then that would bePostApoc. Liz Worth's tour de force of vivid prose and stunning visceral imagery will haunt you long after you've read the final chapter. Thought-provoking, powerful and inspiring, this book calls for multiple reads." -Lisa de Nikolits, author ofThe Hungry Mirror, West of Wawa and A Glittering Chaos"Whether it be poetry, performance art, or prose, Liz Worth has the uncanny ability to turn the grotesque and profane into something sublime and sensual. WithPostApoc, she has taken this to a higher level by solidifying her unique voice and bringing rock 'n' roll to its logical dystopian conclusion." --Brandon Pitts, author, playwright, and poet"The end of the world is not a new idea. Liz Worth writes as if it were. You come away gasping. Begging for hope. Begging for happiness. Begging for the sanctuary of the unreal.PostApoc makes Cormac's The Roa
Number of Pages: 456
Genre: Poetry
Sub-Genre: Canadian
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Litdistco
Author: Liz Worth
Language: English
Street Date: September 29, 2015
TCIN: 50551914
UPC: 9781771661645
Item Number (DPCI): 248-08-3288
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