Erik Anderson

Erik Anderson is the author of The Poetics of Trespass (Otis Books/Seismicity Editions, 2010), as well as two forthcoming books: Estranger (Rescue Press, 2016) and Flutter Point (Zone 3 Press, 2017). He teaches at Franklin and Marshall College, where he also directs the annual Emerging Writers Festival.

The Open Indefinite: On Brian Blanchfield’s Proxies

By Erik Anderson

The reviewer of Brian Blanchfield’s new book, Proxies: Essays Near Knowing, may be tempted to try the compositional constraints Blanchfield outlines in his prefatory note: to turn off the Internet, to avoid consulting the text under discussion, to follow the line of inquiry into personal discomfort and to continue unpacking from there.