Lyric Multiples comprises four essays written over the last decade. The subject is poetry but the essays range over such topics as the evolution of the human call, ascensional modes of thinking, pop songs, the built environment and its discontents, the post-punk moment, its fruitful aftermath, and much else. Throughout this book, Albon explores unencountered varieties of aesthetic experience and the contributions they make to an ideal of social interconnectivity.
About the Author
George Albon lives and works in San Francisco. He is the author of Fire Break, Momentary Songs, Step, Brief Capital of Disturbances, Thousands Count Out Loud, and Empire Life. Work of his has appeared in Chicago Review, Hambone, O Anthology 4, New American Writing, Crayon, Poetry Salzburg, Stonecutter Journal, and elsewhere; and in the anthologies The Gertrude Stein Awards in Innovative American Poetry, Blood and Tears: Poems for Matthew Shepard, and Bay Poetics. He is sole member of the pop musical group The Sheaves. Pieces on Morton Feldman and Otis Redding have appeared in Shuffle Boil. His essay "The Paradise of Meaning" was the George Oppen Memorial Lecture for 2002. For the last several years he has been working on a large prose book of which the pieces herein are shards.