Noah Eli Gordon

  • SOME INFORMATION ABOUT FORTY YEARS OF EXISTENCE

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  • 1. Minuscule blossoms
  • 2. Light
  • 3. Verticality
  • 4. Sleep, mostly
  • 5. Tumescence 
  • 6. In which the villain’s wardrobe belies his goodness
  • 7. Insecticidal sheen
  • 8. Early ostracism
  • 9. Divisive stirrings 
  • 10. Lessons in gravity & aggression
  • 11. An X for each empty square
  • 12. Masturbatory camaraderie
  • 13. Burgeoning addiction to nostalgia 
  • 14. Pugilism
  • 15. Fruition 
  • 16. Moves to South Florida 
  • 17. Thrusting & lunging, mostly
  • 18. Minimal fame
  • 19. Stoicism perfected
  • 20. Buys a suit to circumvent liquor laws
  • 21. Anarcho-syndicalist leanings develop
  • 22. Psoriatic deflation of vanity
  • 23. Romanticism
  • 24. Carbuncular affliction 
  • 25. First book completed 
  • 26. Disappointment
  • 27. Minimal fame, again
  • 28. Computers
  • 29. Moves to Denver 
  • 30. Briefly considers switching mediums
  • 31. Drops out of PhD program after three weeks
  • 32. Gainful employment
  • 33. Irreconcilable differences 
  • 34. Love
  • 35. Alcoholic bliss
  • 36. Walks often around the city without encountering others
  • 37. Replication 
  • 38. Briefly switches mediums
  • 39. Dionysian failure
  • 40. First exposure to “irretrievably broken” as legal term 

NOAH ELI GORDON is an associate professor in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at The University of Colorado--Boulder, where he teaches courses in creative nonfiction, publishing, and poetry, and currently directs Subito Press. His collection The Word Kingdom in the Word Kingdom was published by Brooklyn Arts Press; other books include Novel Pictorial Noise and The Frequencies.


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