Ariel Riveros, Commoning (dB3)
Book autodescription: Chords of time. Common places where you can get stuck and thrive. A mad survivalist's loot. From homeless to discarded pocket cathedrals to return back to a citadel after years of science and sands.
'In this small collection of poems, Ariel Riveros shares with us a deep and wide range of subjects/themes all intrinsically permeated with his own and very particular schizoanalytic perception/feelings/fears of the world (his own Universe/Cosmome). Commoning is a remarkable example of hybrid poetry: an awesome/ so intense blend of experimental, conceptual, surreal, beat and Latin-Australian Neo barococo poetry- and Ariel's first language is English. Highly recommended reading.' - Mario Licón Cabrera
'a regular crazy Ai Wei Wei' - Prof. Chris Clancy
'moments reminiscent of John Fowles' - CD Barron
'A star caught a devil eavesdropping;
And shot down, a flame burning in its wake;
Like a horseman in the desert who has lost his turban;
It ends fluttering behind him.” Shihab Al Din al-Nuwayri (1316) describing a comet. Happy 2018 Monsieur!' - Adam Raffel to me on New Years Day 2018
'not Chronos' fool' - Alise Blayney
'Sounds like Albert's famous Gedankenexperiment that convinced him gravity acted in a curved space-time. Great minds dream alike' - Dr Frederick Green
Ariel Riveros is a Sydney-based writer and literary translator. He was the founding editor of Australian Latino Press and organiser for The Blue Space Poetry Jam readings. His works have appeared in various publications including Southerly, Contrappasso Magazine, Mascara Literary Review, FourW, Verity La, ETZ, 'Forgetting is so Long' Poetry Anthology and Journal of Postcolonial Text. Ariel has featured at major national literary festivals and poetry events. His chapbook of short stories, Self-Imposed House Arrest, was published through Blank Rune Press in 2015. Ariel was also the winner of the 2016 Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW Poetry Prize.
2018. 42pp. 120mm x 150mm ISBN 978-1-925735-11-6
deciBels series 3 (edited by Michelle Cahill and Dimitra Harvey)