Joron, Andrew

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(1955-    ) US poet much of whose work is coloured by – or directly engages in – sf, and who began to publish poetry of specifically genre interest with "The Sonic Flowerfall of Primes" for New Worlds #216, September 1979. Titles of interest include A Measure of Calm (1985 chap) with Robert Frazier, Force Fields (coll 1987 chap), Science Fiction (coll 1993 chap) and Invisible Machines (coll 1994 chap) with Robert Frazier; much of this material is assembled in The Removes (coll 1998). The essays in The Cry at Zero: Selected Prose (coll 2007) argue that any poetry properly called surrealist or post-surrealist must exfoliate from a scientific/materialist understanding of the things of the world; the literalism of this argument is consistent with some theories of sf as a literature in which the world itself is made storyable. [JC]

Andrew Leo Joron

born San Antonio, Texas: 6 March 1955

died

works (selected)

poetry

  • A Measure of Calm (Mountain View, California: Ocean View Press, 1985) with Robert Frazier [poetry: chap: pb/]
  • Force Fields (Mercer Island, Washington: Starmont House, 1987) [poetry: coll: chap: pb/]
  • Science Fiction (Berkeley, California: Pantograph Press, 1992) [poetry: coll: chap: pb/Yves Tanguy]
  • Invisible Machines (La Grande, Oregon: Jazz Police Books, 1993) with Robert Frazier [poetry: coll: chap: pb/Thomas Wiloch]
  • The Removes (West Stockbridge, Massachusetts: Hard Press, 1998) [poetry: coll: pb/]

prose

works as editor

  • Terminal Velocities (Berkeley, California: Pantograph Press/Ocean View Books, 1992) [poetry: anth: pb/D S Black]

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