Escape Velocity

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Price
$13.95  $12.97
Publisher
Soft Skull
Publish Date
Pages
112
Dimensions
6.06 X 8.96 X 0.44 inches | 0.49 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781932360448
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About the Author
David Breskin first made his name in the 1980s and early '90s as a freelance journalist, writing for national magazines, most prominently, Rolling Stone, where he was a contributing editor. After publishing a novel, The Real Life Diary of a Boomtown Girl, Breskin turned away from journalism and toward poetry, and by the mid-1990s had begun publishing poems in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Parnassus, New American Writing, and TriQuarterly, among other periodicals. His first book of poetry, Fresh Kills, was published in 1997, and his second, Escape Velocity, in 2004. His next work, Supermodel was a one-sentence epic poem, or novel-in-verse.

Breskin has also worked as a record producer for the past thirty-five years and, in addition to Frisell and Cline, has collaborated with leading-edge musicians beginning with John Zorn, Ronald Shannon Jackson, Vernon Reid, and Joey Baron in the '80s and early '90s, and continuing with Mary Halvorson, Kris Davis, Craig Taborn, and Chris Lightcap in the current decade. He lives in San Francisco. Most of his work may be found at davidbreskin.com.
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"David Breskin is a contemporary town crier ... an ironic prophet who goes for the jugular."