Adam Staley Groves

A. Staley Groves is a contemporary poet. Originally from the Midwestern United States, Groves now lives in Southeast Asia and is a lecturer at the National University of Singapore. An active musician within the DIY subculture of the 1990s, the craft side of Groves’s poetry is first and foremost devoted to thinking music. This notion was informed through his subsequent study of philosophy and modern poetry with the European Graduate School. The last decade was a development of this notion into a concept, that Poetry, as a written device, reveals to the committed reader the core features of music: sound and rhythm. Through the engagement with written poetry the recovery of sound and rhythm nourishes the denaturation of thought “under the reign of Technik.”