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Phat Planet Cometh


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  • About the Author
  • Authored by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé, Phat Planet Cometh revisits the end-stopped aesthetics first seen in The Wrong/Wrung Side of Love. In her praise of this collection, Joyelle McSweeney has this to say: “A playlist, a syllabus, a rollcall and a spell, Phat Planet Cometh is a righteous act of literary vengeance for Unica Zürn, Freud’s Dora, Virginia Woolf, and any other figure of illicit femininity who has been straitjacketed by society’s regime of compulsory wellness. In the examination room, on the dark side of the moon, ‘A is for one more apocalypse against the rest of them.’ ” According to Timothy Liu, “this obsessively compulsive collection verges on martial disorder as it tries to impose alphabetic order on contemporary chaos. Eschewing lyrical narcissism for a communal dialectics, Desmond Kon comes to rescue a planet from psychic alienation with his deadpan delivery of cosmic soundbytes siphoned from the blathosphere.”

  • Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé is the author of an epistolary novel, a hybrid work, a neo-noir proem suite, and six poetry collections. Founding editor of Squircle Line Press, Desmond has edited over fifteen books and co-produced three audio books, several pro bono for non-profit organizations.

ISBN: 9789810952716
Cover Type: Softcover
Page Count: 128
Year Published: 2015