Friday, July 20, 2018

100 Hybrids by Jefferson Hansen is Available Now @ Amazon USA, UK, Canada, France, & Germany

Page 1 of 100 Hybrids

Here is 100 Hybrids at Post-Asemic Press:

"100 Hybrids offers a new poetic form: the combination of one stanza poems with
handwritten asemic writing. While the poems explore issues of surveillance, 
artificial intelligence, social isolation, and magical realism, the asemic writing 
surrounding them plays off and sometimes against the poems. They often 
feature small, seeming "symbols" that proliferate meanings in a playful way. 
Other times the asemic writing looks like mazes or tight, layered nonwriting. 
100 Hybrids brings the primal, prelinguistic gestures of writing, the asemic, into 
vibrant and complicated interactions with poetry."

-Publisher's description

"This book is a journal of the poet’s resilience trying to find what isn’t here and
what isn’t now with sharp, melancholic entries.  My quick blurb is that 100 Hybrids 
is pithiness on acid! (which, alas, can be similarly described). Each independent, 
single-paged, handwritten stanza –which range from vignettes about isolation to 
short slam eruptions– is framed by alien glyphs that complement and defy the words 
they contain. Some hybrids have coastlines or sit within broken mazes, but Jeff 
places most of his poetic observations within intuitively-prompted or automatic 
symbols that express other sounds, interactions, and/or meanings. Several of the 
frames remind me of Erich Von Daniken’s Rolodex ; others of Lemuria; most that 
our words, facts, and realities are limited and limiting. Genuinely fun and thoughtful 
tangents that don't lead to Rome. I took this book on a trip, and it returned the favor."
-Thomas M. Cassidy

"Jefferson Hansen’s 100 Hybrids trust themselves. Hand-drawn language and images 
conjoin to render fresh experiences encompassing nature (“In the night before / the 
sideways sun / fish flit like purple / and dart like blue”); consciousness (“The only success 
is guesswork”); and social reality (“This book is under surveillance”). I am captivated 
by the naturalness of Hansen’s artistry that depicts with deep appreciation how it feels to 
be alive."

-Sheila E. Murphy

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Jefferson Hansen lives in Minneapolis and is the author of the selected poems Jazz Forms,
the novel And Beefheart Saved Craig, and the short story collection Cruelty.

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