"The Gorgias" is a book in six parts, which includes fragments of poetry, collage, and documents. In part 1, "The Life of Gorgias," the book opens with an image of the Paris Arcades, an allusion to both 19th century French popular culture and the strong influence it has had on poets and writers since. (See Walter Benjamin's discussion on the flaneur and Baudelaire, among other topics, in "The Arcades Project," one of the main inspirations behind "The Gorgias.") And so in part 1, from the author's life comes a mixture of curiosities and collections: snippets of Google chats and emails, bodega and Amazon.com receipts, YouTube links and abandoned poems, texts from poems and typewritten essays that mention, by turns, Samuel Johnson, Proust, or John Ashbery. In this stage, the possibility for literature is only latent, and shares an uncomfortable space with the banal (and interesting) minutiae of daily life.
Adam is a poet in the East Village of New York City. A disciple of iconic American poet, John Ashbery, Adam published a poem in six parts. His work with Fortnight has since been read at prestigious venues in New York City alongside some of the great American poets. He has also started his own press, publishing new work by Mark Strand. He has interviewed John Ashbery for the Boston Review, Bernadette Meyer for the Poetry Foundation and has been published widely on the web and in print. After Fortnight, he collaborated with fellow Fortnight alum Moreno Callegari.
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