"Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful" - Alexander Chee
"Playful, sexy, anxious, and poignant" - Leigh Stein
Absent Mindr by Tommy Pico is the first poetry chapbook APP for iOS mobile and tablet devices. The ch-APP includes 24 poems, audio files of Pico reading them, and art by Cat Glennon.
The poems in Absent Mindr musically loop and knot through themes of love, family, pop divas, the body, and the voice itself—articulating a terrain of contemporary American Indian queer identity that extends from Pico’s roots on the Viejas Indian Reservation of the Kumeyaay Nation, into the hipster haven of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and out into cyberspace. Alternately tender, mocking, playful, serious, seductive, and vulnerable; the audio component of the APP showcases Pico’s ability at adeptly switching registers. The work sparkles with wit and humor, balancing levity and depth, creating an exciting new voice in both the American Indian and queer literary traditions.
App designed and developed by VERBALVISUAL, an award-winning design studio located in Berlin Germany.
- iPod Touch