ABOUT ANDRÉ SPEARS
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A review of the Miles Davis exhibit "We Want Miles" at the Cité de la Musique in Paris appears in the online journal Sibila under the rubric "Hotel Kafka."

Translation, a collaboration with photographer Anne Rosén, was published by Voix Editions in 2010, as was the 2011 "matchbook" collaboration Arcadia (Para Walter Benjamin).

The author is the director of the Maud / Olson Library, and a co-founder of the Gloucester Writers Center.

A sensei in Seido karate, he is also a contributing editor at Dispatches from the Poetry Wars.

André Spears was born and raised in New York City, where he worked for some 25 years as a charter broker and part-owner in the Greek-American shipping business, from which he is now retired. He holds a doctorate in Comparative Literature, and lives in Greenwich Village with his wife, Anne; they are the parents of three sons.

He is the author of the short epic Xo: A Tale for the new Atlantis (1983) and, from work in progress, of the epistolary verse fiction for two voices Letters from Mu (Part I ) (2000), Fragments from Mu: A sequel (2007) and Nexus of Evil: Late fragments, 1-7 (2009). All titles are available from Amazon.

Other work includes a collaboration with the French artist Scanreigh on the artist's books Lost in Space and United States.

Academic publications include articles in Comparative Literature ("Evolution in Context: `Deep Time,' Archaeology and the Post-Romantic Paradigm," Fall 1996 ) and The Canadian Review of Comparative Literature ("Warlords of Atlantis: Chasing the Demon of Analogy in the America(s) of Lawrence, Artaud and Olson," 28.2-3, June-September 2001); republished online in OlsonNow, together with "Re: Sun @ Aquarius (Harmolodic projeKct for Charles Olson)," which originally appeared in Shifter #10.

Recent work has appeared in House Organ (#74, 78, 81, 84, 88, 90) and Cough (#3, 7, 8, 9), BlazeVOX16, 17, Dispatches from the Poetry Wars (June 2016), (Sept 2016) (Nov 2016)

Readings from work in progress were recorded at the Cloudburst Council and the Gloucester Writers Center. (July 2015), (Sept 2016)