Tongue Stones

Tongue StonesThree book-length poems from a projected series of five scaffold the cosmology of his art . At 290 pages, Tongue Stones—the first in the anticipated quincunx seeks to unravel the mystery of our bad relations with ‘Others’ and with the Earth itself through a decoding of the language of the mythic past (Austin Book Award and The Violet Crown Award). Tongue Stones seeks to present a mythic critique of The West and simultaneously a critique of the the Myths of The West.

You can read an entire PDF file of Tongue Stones by clicking on this link. Look under the John Campion sub-tab to find out how to purchase this book and others in the series.

Among other things, the title reflects the old word for fossil. The cover at right was drawn by the great Maya epigrapher Linda Schele. It is a glyph that signifies the flood and also sacrificial bloodletting.

You can also listen to a small selection of the text fromTongue Stones in his music collaboration with composer Edmund Campion in the work entitled, L’autre.

http://cnmat.berkeley.edu/node/7685

You can also listen to a small selection of the text fromTongue Stones in his music collaboration with composer Edmund Campion in the work entitled, Spell.

https://soundcloud.com/jmcampion/spell