Thursday, November 23, 2023

GRADIENTS by Kristine Snodgrass is Out Now @ Amazon! Post-Asemic Press #026


Out now from Post-Asemic Press, Gradients by Kristine Snodgrass! 

She best explains the book here:

"Gradients is a book of digital transmographications of asemics tattooed and drawn on the poet’s body. The work plays with mutations, embellishment, ritual, and collaboration with artists and tattoo artists. This book offers a moment to look at the process and images that resulted."

“Snodgrass’s Gradients is a haunting series of visual poems, examining the relationships between images and ideologies, particularly the misogynistic currents in American commercial discourse and its depictions of femininity. Asemic poems, written or tattooed directly onto the poet’s body, are photographed and then transformed by the poet through glitching. The resulting “Gradients” allow perversely fascinating visions of societal structures that emerge from obliterations of the female form. The reader is at once reminded of the ideological implications of any image, so often and so easily overlooked and accepted, as well as the role of the viewer in creating the real world effects of these implications. It is an astonishing book!” 

–Andrew Brenza

“In the twisted cosmic dance of cannibalistic energies, Kristine Snodgrass’ Gradients emerges as a frenzied feast for the senses. It devours the boundaries of perception, consuming the flesh of conventional art forms and regurgitating a psychedelic organ traffic of raw expression. Through glitched visions and asemic transgressions, it devours the oppressive structures that confine us, devouring them with insatiable hunger. Within Gradients, the body becomes an altar of consumption, where tattoos and asemic writings are etched upon the skin, merging with the very essence of existence. It is a ritual of devouring, a carnal communion with the chaotic forces that reside within. The colors bleed and merge, swirling in a cosmic maelstrom of ecstasy and despair, as the boundaries between self and other dissolve into an abyss of cosmic cannibalism. The images and collages pulsate with an unearthly vitality, drawing us into a vortex of fragmented realities. It is a visual chaos, where the grotesque and the beautiful intertwine in an intricate dance of creation and destruction. Gradients devours the limitations of perception, transcending the confines of the known universe and plunging us into the depths of cosmic cannibalism. In this swirling chaos, pain and pleasure intertwine, merging into a sublime ecstasy that defies comprehension. It is a journey into the darkest recesses of the psyche, where the primal urges of consumption and creation merge into a singular cosmic act. Gradients is a testament to the insatiable hunger of the creative spirit, a feast for those willing to abandon the safety of the known and embrace the devouring embrace of cosmic cannibalism.”

—Kenji Siratori, author of Blood Electric and Paracelsus

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Post-Asemic Press (November 15, 2023)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 64 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1736614754
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1736614754
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 16 - + years
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 5.3 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.16 x 9 inches
  • Price : $16.00

Gradients is available at these links:
Sample images from GRADIENTS:

Bio: Snodgrass is an artist, poet, professor, editor, cultural advocate, and publisher living in Tallahassee, Florida. Her written and visual works have appeared world-wide. She has collaborated with dozens of artists, writers, and musicians. She is the author of over 20 books and chapbooks most recently, GRADIENTS, forthcoming from Post Asemic Press. She founded the group, Women Asemic Artists and Visual Poets, a global network that connects women in the visual poetry field. Kristine is Associate Professor of English in the field of creative writing at Florida A&M University. You can find more about her at

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