Hectic Pigment, Jed Rasula

Poetry, 56 Pages, $11.95

[A] pocket-sized, sharply sculpted volume of six poems that shows the influence of the Dada and Surrealist precursors [Jed Rasula has] written about so lucidly….. Throughout Hectic Pigment, the author seeks to present a world in which matter is constantly transforming, often violently, through the creative act. It’s a stance reflected in the hybrid forms of Rasula’s art: jagged, fragmented, spare lines overlap a supple biographical prose, which in turn becomes a nightmarish fever-dream followed by a quotation….. Rasula examines the nature of art, the cycles of birth and death, the inevitable failure of language to communicate the essential, and the beautiful broken forms which are the result of the effort.

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