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ByJeremy Allan HawkinsBeir Bua Press

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Jeremy Allan Hawkins a French-American poet and author of A Clean Edge (BOAAT, 2017), selected by Richard Siken as winner of the 2016 BOAAT Chapbook Prize. His poetry has been selected for the Best New Poets anthology series, and the extended program of the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennial. He is a lecturer at the Strasbourg National School of Architecture and pursues research at the points of contact between poetic practices and spatial design. Twitter: @jeremyallan Instagram: @jeremyhawkins A note on the text: This book represents an attempt to transform a corpus of material I originally wrote as a journalist covering European politics in crisis, a corpus that over time has come to represent, in my eyes, complicity with institutional cruelty. Eventually it became clear to me that I needed to submit that writing to a process of détournment, so as to, on one hand, break the false veneer of objectivity or impartiality, and on the other, to reactivate the text in ways that would reveal the already embedded logics hidden within. While writing, I made use of a variety of strategies, including text randomizers, collage techniques, erroneous translation, and language filters, varying these predominantly material practices through the different pieces. The result is, I think, a text that makes apparent the constant violence of our political discourse, which is in turn transmitted, amplified, and even enacted by the organs and agents of the apparatuses of power. In that sense, this work represents a kind of testimony and confession. I wish it had less pertinence today than when it was first written, but then the sea around which we talked continues to open and receive. Jeremy Allan Hawkins


Publication Date
Jan 1, 2023
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
By (author): Jeremy Allan Hawkins, Edited by: Beir Bua Press, Cover design or artwork by: Michelle Moloney King


Interior Color
Black & White
A5 (5.83 x 8.27 in / 148 x 210 mm)

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