EXPERIMENTAL ANIMALS (A Reality Fiction), a book-length essay/fiction epic takes as its starting point, the life and work of French physiologist Claude Bernard, his wife Fanny and their children, and a handful of historical characters from 2nd Empire and 3eme Republic Paris. Combining historical and imaginative work, the book explores the origins of the "laboratory" and "experimental medicine" as they came to define science and fueled aesthetic thought in the modern period.
POINT AND LINE (New Directions, 2000) is a collection of experimental prose, poetry, and drama, exploring the nature of language as it is used to identify characters and dramatic events. Combining a multitude of different "discourse fields" each piece creates a linguistic frame in which the impossibility and failure of "self" is dramatized. Pieces in the collection can be considered prose, poetry, lyric essay, or drama.
INCARNATE:STORY MATERIAL (New Directions, 2004) collects a series of poetic, dramatic, and lyric essay works, each formally distinct and concerned with the ways in which being embodied, framed, named, and attached to "biography" serves to trouble narratives and language. More formally amorphous than the first collection, this book moves freely between birth, death, cartography, and issues of survival which move far beyond the human in scale.
ULULU (Clown Shrapnel) is a full-length experimental novel, almost a "performance," which dramatizes the character "Lulu" -- from Wedekind's Erdgeist plays and Berg's opera -- to trace the history of the archetype as it winds through the cultural history of Europe in the nineteenth/early twentieth century. Focusing on the movement from commedia to clowning, the book also fragments biography and history into shards and shreds of a thousand-and-one lies and secret stories.
A PRANK OF GEORGES, co-authored with French writer Abigail Lang, is a lyric essay exploring Gertrude Stein's use of proper names, and philosophical fun with the conflict between individual identity and group thinking.