PREEEEN! MOI AM FOREVER OUT OF REACH!
DAN WABER WRITES IN:Throw out everything you know about the meta, the self-referential, the paradigm shift, the running gag, the subtle, the wry, the twisted and everything you only thought you knew about the beautiful lie. The very instant you think you have this book figured out it giggles "yes" in your ear and skitters just out beyond your reach again, again, again.
MOI ANSWERS "WHERE'S THE BEEF?"
RICH MAGAHIZ WRITES IN, SIXTHLY:One standout in the week's mailbag is the überchapbook
*To Beef the Poet*, which recasts Virgil's
Georgics from the point of a contemporaneous Melanesian peasant who spends his days singing of his fine carabao and planting his rice paddy and wandering through the bamboo grove then to come home in the evening to his little nipa hut to sip sweet, sweet
tuba all night long whilst gazing on the lissome bare-breasted neighbor girl and
ay hesus maria hosep it's all so very freaking quaint it's SICK!
CELEBRATE WITH MOI THE CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF EINSTEIN'S RELATIVITY!!
WRITES IN:Whether expounding upon the complex refractive index of highly concentrated hemoglobin solutions, birefringence control, or thin-film optimization strategies, Tabios’ newest collection of traditional and avant-garde poetry crystallizes and refines the beauty of photonics and optics, revealing a depth of complexity and artistry never before seen. Her creativity combines the highest levels of scientific investigation with the pure vision of an imagined and intuitive submicrometer poetic field to reveal the innermost weavings between science and art.
The visual poetry contained in this volume not only reveal the newest, most novel approaches to microlithography, but also illuminate the transient yet practical splendor of microsystems on the nanoscale. Diagrams are further enhanced by Tabios’ often peculiar way of segmenting language, exposing the language and cultural gaps so often overlooked in our high-technology society. Critical dimension variation in high-NA optical lithography is used to illustrate the strained and intricate relationship between the working poor and the affluent world investor. Complex propagating wave formulae and Bragg wavelength definitions combined with simple lists of consumables and commodities acronyms provide a new vision of line enjambment sure to be the topic of intense scrutiny by the critical elite for many years to come.
Although Tabios’ approaches to utilizing Fourier-imaging applications in magnetic resonance spectroscopy seem simplistic, by using Bayesian image reconstruction algorithms to investigate the deformation and commoditization of women’s bodies, this poet for the 21st century shows that she is unafraid of edge distortion and pixilation when it comes to cultural critique. On the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s special theory of relativity in the Year of Physics, it is appropriate that Eileen Tabios has given voice to a new level of scientific and poetic achievement.