James Belflower – The Posture of Contour: A Public Primer

The Posture of Contour- by James Belflower

The Posture of Contour A Public Primer

James Belflower’s The Posture of Contour: A Public Primer is a performative book of poem-prompts that blend the boundaries of text, image and genre.  Posture combines and collages French literary theory, music and mathematical theory, drama, discrete molecules, diagrams, equations, and film into an intelligent and remarkably humorous project. To read Posture is to become a Virtuoso, skilled in the fine arts, mechanics and dynamics; the room is your audience.

Full Price: $16.00+ $3 S&H (U.S. Only)
ISBN 978-0-9832218-3-8



James Bellflower, June 14, 2013 from Counterpath on Vimeo.

Review of The Posture of Contour on The Volta

James Belflower is the author of Commuter (Instance Press), which was voted 2009’s “Best Book Length Long Poem/Sequence by ColdFront magazine, Bird Leaves the Cornice, winner of the 2011 Spring Gun Press Chapbook Prize; and a collaborative echap, And Also a Fountain (NeOpepper Press). His poems, essays and reviews appear, or are forthcoming in: AufgabeFenceNew American Writing, 1913, Drunken Boat, Coldfront, EOAGH, Denver Quarterly, and Apostrophe Cast among others. He is pursuing a PhD in Contemporary Poetics at Suny Albany and cocurates the Yes! Reading Series in Albany NY.


This is an extension of The Posture of Contour: A Public Primer through audio collaborations with musicians and composers. You can read a bit about each piece and its performer as you listen. Many page numbers are included so please follow along or otherwise enjoy these adult versions of “read-along adventures.”

If you are interested in contributing to this project please contact me at beljayflower[@]hotmail[dot]com

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