George Albon celebrates the release of his book, Lyric Multiples: Aspiration, Practice, Immanence, Migration (published by Nightboat), in conversation with Maxwell Shanley.
Lyric Multiples comprises four essays written over the last decade. The subject is poetry but the essays range over such topics as the evolution of the human call, ascensional modes of thinking, pop songs, the built environment and its discontents, the post-punk moment, its fruitful aftermath, and much else. Throughout this book, Albon explores unencountered varieties of aesthetic experience and the contributions they make to an ideal of social interconnectivity.
George Albon’s most recent books are Fire Break, winner of the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association Award for Poetry in 2014, and Aspiration. He lives in San Francisco.