Here Come the Warm Jets

Here Come the Warm Jets
City Lights Spotlight No. 10


"Warren's first book of poems is highly self-reflective, interestingly interrogative, and a lot of fun."—Booklist

"Without a doubt, she is one of the best young writers in the Bay Area."—SF Weekly

Charged with swagger and sensuality, tenderness and cold fact, the 10th Spotlight series installment, Here Come the Warm Jets, is the brash debut volume by Bay Area poet Alli Warren. Taking its title from the Brian Eno classic, Jets jumbles gender, class, and space-time perspectives into a chorus of contemporary idioms and lyrical longings. Against the daunting backdrop of contemporary political-economy, Warren launches her missives of desire, in writing that is at once raw and sly. From the Bishop of Worms to Flipper to E-40, nobody's safe from the easy virtuosity with which she makes language sing.

Praise for Here Come the Warm Jets:
"Here Come the Warm Jets starts by cycling through swaths of factless job-voice before pitching an unfolding exuberant doom-diction through the book's positively evil prosodic middle. Relative time, absolute time, ornery time, palpation time, and a kind of time I can't name are all in play along the way. I think Warren's end of capitalism would come with the richest planes of full life, but only the poems and their upending of the never-ending blossom hull make me think so."—Anselm Berrigan

"Alli Warren unfixes belief in these poem-feeds while never dissolving it. The effect is a kind of infinitely mobile fandom with occasional sparkes."—Lisa Robertson

"When form and form's fiancé come maundering Alli Warren will undo them both with tart prepositional gambits and the vagaries of fortune-telling and a fine poker-faced command of stagecraft itself. With nods to the congress of manners (and hat tips too to Brooks, Duncan, and others) Here Come the Warm Jets plays at neither checking nor abashing but chronicles what it just might be to be beyond the reach of any drama, any architecture. This is one heavenly book."—C. S. Giscombe

Praise for Alli Warren:
"[She]'s one of those poets who, once you read her work, instantly becomes a necessity."—Ron Silliman

"Warren displays a serious commitment to delineating the multifarious registers of communication that collide into what we think of as culture."—Noah Eli Gordon

Title Here Come the Warm Jets
Subtitle City Lights Spotlight No. 10
Author Alli Warren
Publisher City Lights Publishers
Title First Published 12 August 2013
Format Paperback
Nb of pages
ISBN-10 0872866092
ISBN-13 9780872866096
Publication Date 10 September 2013
Absolute page count 104
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $13.95
 


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