Born in 1948, Will Alexander is a poet, novelist, essayist, playwright, visual artist and pianist. He was the recipient of a Whiting Fellowship for Poetry in 2001 and a California Arts Council Fellowship in 2002. He was also the subject of a colloquium published in the prestigious African American cultural journal, Callaloo in 1999. Author of nine previous books, Alexander has taught at various colleges including University of California, San Diego, New College (San Francisco, CA), Hofstra University, and Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, in addition to being associated with the nonprofit organization Theatre of Hearts/Youth First, serving at-risk youth. He is a lifelong resident of Los Angeles.
This is a fantastic book of American surrealist outer space poetry written by a student of Bob Kaufman's and Phillip Lamantia. With pieces about Telepathic Carnivores, holographic ballerinas, and Post-sociocratic Biology, this is for a reader that is looking for a new trip into the interior of being. Here is the first poem from _Above the Human Nerve Domain_ by Will Alexander, Pavement Saw Press, 1998. One note, all of the unusual words in the poem are actual words not author creations.