“Quintet For The Apocalypse” : Preview and Purchase

“Quintet For The Apocalypse” : Preview and Purchase

“The year 2012 brought forth QUINTET FOR THE APOCALYPSE by Michael D. Main, a powerfully written, conceived, and illustrated work overflowing with intense shamanic beauty and profoundly evocative drama. Prescient in its language, consuming in its visual impact, QUINTET FOR THE APOCALYPSE marks the singular achievement of Michael D. Main, a writer determined to forge ahead beyond the wasteland of contemporary poetic mediocrity to establish a concrete artistic vision into new horizons of literary abstraction.

“As a Language Poet, MICHAEL D. MAIN is a consummate developer and redeveloper of poetry systems, sometimes working with Hinge Theory, originally created by Heller Levinson with Michael Annis, and via elements found in a Chaos Refolding: Helix of Mirrors which defines and describes the idea of art within a “grammaring matrix” as proposed by Henry Avignon.

“These ideas and theories were synthesized by Michael Main into his own systems of language articulation and ultimately adapted to his literary discipline. From these systems, Main has created startling advances in style and syntax, with a literary voice that is quite original, although he gives due credit to other writers and artists as being mentors and inspirations in his own creative journey”.  — HDP Publisher Michael Annis, January 2013.

CAKETRAIN : Issue 10 : January 2013 : Published Today

CAKETRAIN : Issue 10 : January 2013 : Published Today

Five new Language Poems from Michael D. Main appear in CAKETRAIN Issue 10 shipping today. If you have not ordered your copy, now is the opportunity! 300 pages of innovation to kick off year 2013!

Michael D. Main To Appear In Caketrain Issue # 10

One of the most respected literary journals in North America for emerging writers — Caketrain — has accepted 5 poems from poet Michael D. Main for publication in the upcoming yearly Issue #10 for 2012. Together with the recent June 2012 publication of Main’s first book Quintet For The Apocalypse (HDP : Colorado : USA), and an August 2012 Swedish language Featured Poet interview on view in the European journal Tidningen Kulturen, the Caketrain publication positions Main’s career literary work for presentation to both national and international audiences. A selected excerpt of the Swedish language interview appears here in English translation.

Michael D. Main Appears In Mad Hatters’ Review Issue 13 May 2012

Three new avant-garde “American Experience” classics are published today from Michael D. Main. Listen to the alarm bells sound for 21st Century poetics! Audio & Texts are on view today in the new May 2012 Mad Hatters’ Review Issue 13.

Mad Hatters’ Review (Michael D. Main segment):

Mad Hatters’ Review (Issue 13)

Access new work from Andrei Codrescu, Leigh Herrick & many more!

This work represents my finest 3 poems in which I applied “Hinge Theory” in practice following on my initial exposure to the foundations of the theory. These works were originally composed in late year 2009. I feel a  measurable debt to Hinge founder Heller Levinson and to Michael Annis for his Hinge Manual. Without their inspiration and influence, this work of 2009 would have never come to fruition.

For those who may be interested, readers can access the Hinge Manual preview.

Access a preview of Heller Levinson‘s Smelling Mary (Howling Dog Press).

Access information about Heller Levinson‘s new Hinge opus  — from stone this running — (Black Widow Press: 2012).

Access information about Michael D. Main‘s Quintet For The Apocalypse (whose textual approach was inspired by Heller Levinson and Michael Annis’s daring explorations).

Michael D. Main will be reading this evening –Monday 30th April– at the Grass Roots Books & Music Community Poetry Night in the Willamette Valley. This event is being held from 6:30 – 8:30 PM PST in Corvallis, Oregon at the New Morning Bakery (219 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis, Oregon.

Grass Roots Books & Music : Corvallis OR


“Quintet For The Apocalypse” :: Video Feature :: I

Enjoy the first of a new series of forthcoming videos in which Language Poet Michael D. Main discusses and reads from his book “Quintet For The Apocalypse“.


“Quintet For The Apocalypse” Discussed On RadioActive Lunch Radio

Listen to observations about my new book “Quintet For The Apocalypse” from publisher Michael Annis on yesterday’s RadioActive Lunch  radio show broadcast from Vassar College.

Howling Dog Press Publisher Michael Annis talks about Michael D. Main’s new book  Quintet For The Apocalypse  and reads from the works of Jay Marvin, Leigh Herrick, and David Ray on host Adam Roufberg’s RadioActive Lunch WVKR-FM radio show. This show aired on 21 March 2012 from Vassar College on the East Coast, USA. Listen to Michael Annis discuss “Original Instructions”: Dreams, Perceptions, Language, Conflict and Transformation Click this link to access the mp3 recording: