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Roots & Branches Series
Written over a span of six years, the poems of Brian Lucas's LIGHT HOUSE operate in what musician Brian Eno calls 'the long now,' a vast span of human time which redraws the lines of social priorities, away from the pathological hyperactivity of a market-driven attention span toward compassion and long horizons...a critical retuning of the ear, mind and heart.
Brian Lucas's first book is also the document of an exilic voice, original in it's wandering, a book composed of spectral coils, knots, and spirals, a book of arabesque (that perfect synthesis of irony and enthusiasm), whose language is limitlessly defined as 'an intentional science of ecstasy beyond the decay.'
Brian Lucas was born in Visalia, California in 1970. He is the author of many books, including Telepathic Bones (Berkeley Neo-Baroque, 2010), LIGHT HOUSE (Meeting Eyes Bindery, 2006), The Trustees in Spite of Themselves (Neko Buildings, 1999) and CIRCLES MATTER (BlazeVOX [books], 2012). He contributed drawings to Force Fields (Hooke Press, 2010), a collaboration with Andrew Joron. After several years living in Thailand, he now resides in Oakland, California, where he plays in the spontaneous music ensemble Cloud Shepherd.