June 11 shall serve as another important date for Surrealism, for it will mark the inaugural poetry of Surreal Poetics, re-establishing the primacy of poetry and the written word within Surrealism to the English-speaking world.
The ability of a poet to be “out of his senses” heightens his sensitivity to his surroundings, opening himself up to becoming the object of chance encounters and the witness of found objects. A revelation occurs when “the mind is no longer in him” and he fully understands, just as the original surrealists understood, a reality that is not devoid of marvelous happenings that are commonly attributed to dreams or delusions. This is the surreality that André Breton spoke of, and this is the surreality that Surreal Poetics will seek to highlight.
Daren Berton, Editor