Albert Mobilio is the recipient of a Whiting Award, a MacDowell Fellowship, and an Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. His work has appeared in Bookforum, Black Clock, BOMB, Cabinet, Hambone, Harper’s, Open City, Paris Review Daily, and Tin House. Books of poetry include Bendable Siege, The Geographics, Me with Animal Towering, and Touch Wood. A book of fiction, Games and Stunts, was published 2017. He is an associate professor of literary studies at The New School and serves as a coeditor of Hyperallergic Weekend.
Same Faces by Albert Mobilio
The Geographics teems with heady, inexhaustible embarkation. A piece of the self is buried inside each departure and, we learn, “the ground itself is launched.” That the skies are “geologic” might thus come as no surprise, but what’s around the next clausal bend or stipulatory turn almost always does. This extraordinary book is wise beyond comment or commendation, so true to its way it adduces its own lucid blurb, albeit unintended: “These documents require better lips than ours.”