Land of Lists


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Author: Lydia Swartz, Finalist in the 2016 Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Competition
Year: 2016
ISBN: 978-1-930446-44-1
Pages: 38

Lydia Swartz’s Land of Lists is a series of list poems (a form popularized by Kenneth Koch in the 1970s), that radiates energy through stream-of-consciousness and urgency, intellect and humor, high and low culture—philosophizing on everything from  art to modern living to even the act of list-making itself.

Lydia Swartz brawls with words, sound, movement, pronouns, and light in pursuit of capricious form. Does that make Lydia a poet? Lydia sporadically performs weirdly mixed un-hip genres in hip Seattle. Does that make Lydia a hipster? Lydia obnoxiously refuses to drive a stick or acquire an MFA. Lydia has a degree in editorial journalism and a job in health care marketing. Lydia blogs at No One Tells and keeps a Seattle Spoken Word calendar at Seattle Poet. You can find Lydia on Facebook and Twitter.