'Dan Disney's accelerations & inertias is a remarkable work of self-critiquing, inverting hybridity. This is a restive book in which new skyscrapers and museums, temples and consumer fetishism are complementary, and not necessarily in tension. In these ‘distillations’ there is no quietism, and the ‘museum of the future’ is a question with fear and doubt in the air about it. The key to this work – the best of Disney’s, I think – remains the critique of a crisis of capital, a deep respect for environment, a deep respect for culture and its complexities, a wonder mixed with a toughness of observation and understanding of what being an observer means.'
Dan Disney's previous full-length collections are and then when the (2011), Mannequin’s Guide to Utopias (2013), and Either, Orpheus (2016). Alongside an experimental verse novella, Report from a border (2016, co-devised with John Warwicker), he is the editor of Beyond Babel (2014), and co-edited Writing to the Wire (2016, with Kit Kelen) and New Directions in Contemporary Australian Poetry (2021, with Matthew Hall). He teaches with the English Literature Program at Sogang University, in Seoul.
Dan Disney, accelerations & inertias
2021. 148mm x 210mm. 80pp.
Release date: July 2021
Limited edition of 50 hardback copies thread-sewn between boards, with dust jacket.