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Thirty-Seven Reasons Red Is Rad


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  • About the Author
  • Prefaced by an epigraph from Stendhal, this collection by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé remains unapologetically transparent with its varied expressions of sentiment. The poems are written up through eight devices: aphorism, anecdote, allegory, anaphora, envoi, ekphrasis, eclogue, and elegy.

    This book is one offering within the Primer Life Series, a suite of books that celebrates the shared text. Peppered with a prime number of poems, each collection remains thematically unique, with each poem faced with a blank page on its right. The invitation to the reader is to fill in the gaps, the existential caesurae, between the poems. From this peculiar hypothesis of the suppositional-collaborative, a conversation begins. It is a conversation that exists because authors exist, because readers exist. It is a conversation steeped in the dialogic imagination, one that would make Bakhtin nod approvingly, and then smile.

  • 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: 9789810983581
Cover Type: Softcover
Page Count: 104
Year Published: 2016