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100 Hybrids by Jefferson Hansen is Available Now @ Amazon USA, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Australia, Brazil, India, & Japan
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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.
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! Each independent, single-paged 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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Thursday, July 19, 2018
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PAP Family Portrait: There Are Now 7 Titles From Post-Asemic Press! Jefferson Hansen's book '100 Hybrids' will be available by August!
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The proof copy of 100 Hybrids is in! Jefferson has worked long and hard on these poems mixed with handwritten asemic writing and I am very excited to release the book on Post-Asemic Press. In 100 Hybrids, words and asemic writing unite to tell a story of balance between the human hand and modern technology. Asemic writing depends on the internet for asemic cultural diffusion of calligraphic scribal artifacts, and Jefferson's work is a futuristic look into the potentiality of handwriting. It captures the asemic/verbal poetry of the techno-evolutionary now more than any other book I have read, and holds its place well in the online/offline tension of modern society by way of Jefferson's dry rolling humor. Some of the poems in this book break free with asemic calligraphic elation, and others are closed in on by the asemic author's hunt for meaning in a surveillance society. All in all it's a strong work of mental awareness for the current poetic condition.
100 Hybrids will be available from Amazon by August of 2018, and will sell for $12.00. This book will appeal to both lovers of poetry and the current wave of interest in asemic writing. 100 Hybrids is book #007 from Post-Asemic Press.
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Kelly Nelson is a poet and anthropologist who teaches Interdisciplinary Studies at Arizona State University. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks and her work has appeared in Anomaly, Interim, Forklift, Ohio, Seattle Review, Best American Experimental Writing and elsewhere. More at www.kelly-nelson.com.