Conditions of Light

Putting unprecedented pressure on the line break, Emmanuel Hocquard's obliquely interlaced poetic series cracks open the facade of language to let a little light through - the glimmers that are beyond definition, explication, or even, in a certain way, expression, yet they are, nonetheless, there. Building on his decades of attention to Wittgenstein, Hocquard has fused his interest in the philosophy of language with his dedication to the most elemental forms of experience. Calm and alarming at the same time, they reveal the present moment in its eternal act of passage.