The Other Guy

The Other Guy The Other Guy is a new poetry chapbook by John Thomas Allen Published August The Other Guy features poems on pages lovingly hand assembled and saddle stitch bound using a white and bla

  • Title: The Other Guy
  • Author: John Thomas Allen
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 350
  • Format: Chapbook
  • The Other Guy is a new poetry chapbook by John Thomas Allen Published 15 August 2012, The Other Guy features 12 poems on 16 pages, lovingly hand assembled and saddle stitch bound using a white and black card stock cover Cover art by Steven B Smith.

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      John Thomas Allen and Alan Gullette engage in breaking the levees of the poetic imagination and distilling an ore of ivy bamboo in this almost perversely intense volume They read like a spell written in hieroglyphs of baking sheet letters spinning without a head To miss this is to forsake vision, a parasurrealism that sees everything and nothing at once in a small annihilating point Donald Sidney FryerThis collaborative poem takes its place in the grand tradition of surrealist collaboration, initiated by Breton and Soupault in The Magnetic Fields Driven by the counterpoint of two voices, language turns incandescent The Lighthouse Above The Graveyard shines like a revolving eye across the darkness we inhabit Andrew Joron, author of Neo Surrealism or, the Sun At Night Transformations of Surrealism in American Poetry, et al.John Thomas Allen is a 334 year old poet from New York His numerosity is numerous in recent poetry mags, including Spectral Realms and The Adirondack Review , and in 2014 Ravenna Press published a surrealist anthology entitled Nouveau s Midnight Sun Transcriptions From Golgonooza and Beyond , based on the 2012 2014 surrealist movement The New Surrealist Institute led by him David Lehman, David Shapiro, and Sutton Breiding were a few who made it into print He just released a collection called Songs of the Shattered World The Broken Hymns of Hastur with genre poets like Bruce Boston, Don Webb and Eric Basso.Alan Gullette was born in Tampa, Florida in 1956 He began writing in childhood humorous poetry inspired by Dr Seuss and Ogden Nash Early exposure to horror films led to literary idolizations of Poe, H.P Lovecraft, Ambrose Bierce, and like authors In high school he made serious efforts at poetry, began writing fiction, and published an amateur literary magazine called Ambrosia College was intended to produce a writer but instead produced a philosophical crisis that refused to yield an academic solution After a two year hiatus and a pilgrimage to Ojai, California to hear the anti guru Krishnamurti, undergraduate work was completed along with a thesis on Krishnamurti and comparable traditions of unitive mysticism An academic career was abandoned in favor of life in the real world, which has included playing drums in a progressive rock band, leading anti nuclear weapons protests, playing tournament chess, continued philosophical inquiries, literary studies and, yes, creative writing His poetry and prose poems have been published in a dozen amateur and scholastic press publications, and in three self published chapbooks In 1995, a collection of poems entitled Another Eucharist appeared, along with artwork by Michael Perkin Having written over 900 poems, he is now striving to bring his poetic and philosophical visions to life in the novel form One novel, The Green Transfer, was completed in 1994 and five others are in various stages of composition He lives in San Francisco, California with his wife, artist Julie Hodge His extensive website includes samples of their work along with pages devoted to his literary interests, including supernatural fiction, absurdism, and surrealism.

    833 thoughts on “The Other Guy”

    1. Visceral, stark, real. are perhaps the words I would choose to describe John Thomas Allen's poems. They are coal-fired and sometimes hiss and sizzle with tough images. His words are not so much surreal as searching. The poems take you along that rough-edge road of reality few of us are meant to travel.Not easy reading but the work is thoughtful and penetrating. Highly recommended.


    2. This book is outstanding! John Thomas Allen really knows how to capture his reader right from the start. Everything has depth and complexity. The imagery his writing brings to one's mind is beyond belief, and one can really see what is written, almost as though the reader is actually there as the work is unfolding. The level to which one has to reach to grasp what is being said is absolutely magnificent and beautiful in its own right! I can't wait to read John Thomas Allen's next book, because I [...]


    3. The Other Guy is muscular poetry at it's visceral finest; here we find raw angels in gritty heavens. John Thomas Allen's characters are not The Beautiful People; madness lurks, also isolation and addiction in myriad forms. Yet, their stark beauty resonatesis book tastes of truth and distant, though always palpable, hope.


    4. I read virtually no modern poetry, so my experience of “The Other Guy” lacked any real context: it was like getting drunk in a foreign city and wandering around lost all night, only with this particular collection as a guidebook I found myself in the city’s seedier districts, with various down-and-outers for company. In other words, reading it was somewhat disorienting. It was also immensely satisfying.Allen’s voice lacks any of the preciosity and indirectness that bedevils so many other [...]


    5. John Allen’s slim collection of poems, “The Other Guy”, doubles as two things: a record of raw lived experience among the alienated, the dispossessed, and a surrealist carnivale of prose poems and subtle, ominous pieces like “Current Events”, which particularly grabbed my interest along with “Strange China”. The strengths lie in his ability to weather any experience and record it vividly for the reader; the weaknesses are peripheral and lie in his obvious eagerness to “dive into [...]



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