6.25 x 8.5, 96 pp.
ISBN 978-0-8101-5227-4 / $16.95
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Pitch Dark Anarchy
In Pitch Dark Anarchy, Randall Horton returns with renewed intensity to the themes that animated his acclaimed collections The Definition of Place and The Lingua Franca of Ninth Street. An extended meditation on the legacy of slavery and the Amistad rebellion serves as a kind of prefatory note, while the body of the text confronts contemporary issues of racial identity and urban decay. Through innovative formal and visual techniques, such as fractured syntax and typographical disruption, Horton evokes the disorienting experiences of urban life, while also calling into question the complicity of language in the oppressive structures he anatomizes.