Further Adventures in Monochrome

John Yau

John Yau engages art criticism, social theory, and syntactical dexterity to confront the problems of aging, meaning, and identity. Insisting that “true poets and artists know where language ends, which is why they go there,” Yau presses against the limits of language, creating poems that are at once cryptic, playful, and insightful.

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About the Author

John Yau is the author of thirteen books of poetry, including Radiant Silhouette: New & Selected Work 1974–1988 (1989), Borrowed Love Poems (2002), Ing Grish (2005), Further Adventures in Monochrome (2012), and, most recently, Bijoux in the Dark (2018). A fiction writer and art critic, he has also published monographs and books of criticism, including Wifredo Lam: Catalogue Raisonné of the Painted Work: 1961–1982 (2002), A Thing Among Things: The Art of Jasper Johns (2008), Joan Mitchell: Trees (2014), Catherine …

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Reviews

“Pressing language to its limit—not to mention image, as he evokes the monochromatic painter Yves Klein—Brooklyn Rail arts editor John Yau draws on art criticism and social theory to write engagingly cutting poetry.” —Library Journal