I Am a Very Productive Entrepreneur

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In this joyful critique of a Randian, post-industrial society, Mathias Svalina comments on both the compulsive desire to make the inconsumable & the often intangible recalcitrance of our attempts to create something useful in a world increasingly characterized by a manufactured sense of lack, anomie & disaffection, where we are daily beset by 'a kind of numbness, a shadow of desire or fear offset against a blank world.' Svalina refuses this numbness & offers something else, something completely stunning, in its place. Gabriel Gudding, author of Rhode Island Notebook This is a subversive & necessary book: the quixotic entrepreneurial spirit of individualist American capitalism is revealed as an inherently poetic construct, one that rests on theater, liminality, imaginative drive, contradiction, & failure. I Am A Very Productive Entrepreneur is poignant & brilliant; it's worth the investment. Christian Hawkey, author of Ventrakl

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Mathias Svalina was born in Chicago. He is the author of I AM A VERY PRODUCTIVE ENTREPRENEUR (Mud Luscious Press, 2011) and DESTRUCTION MYTH (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2009). He has also published numerous solo and collaboratively-written chapbooks, many of which were authored with Julia Cohen. With Zachary Schomburg, he co-edits Octopus Magazine and Octopus Books. He currently teaches writing and literature in Denver, Colorado.

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