Mark So lives in Los Angeles. His work is preoccupied with the materiality of language, exploring situations of ordinary literacy via simple means of recording/transcription/reading and changing experiences of silence. His many pieces (300 alone involve John Ashbery’s poems) take form as scores, tapes, performances, and other more obscure manifestations. So recently released New complaints. New rewards, a book/DVD he coauthored with Stuart Krimko, through his DEATH-SPIRAL publishing initiative (DEATH-SPIRAL.net). “The Recital” from Three Poems. © 1972, 1997, 2008, by John Ashbery. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with Georges Borchardt, Inc., on behalf of John Ashbery.