Brush Mind: At Hand

Brush Mind: At Hand

by Hank Lazer

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Overview

Brush Mind: At Hand by Hank Lazer

Poet Hank Lazer captures delicious moments with the literal strokes of his pen. Lazer has published twenty-two books of poetry. Brush Mind adds another dimension to Lazer’s handwritten shape-writing Notebook project (see N24 and N18) with a casualness, freshness, rapidity, humor, and depth in a unique kind of flash poetry book ; this book can be read cover to cover in seven minutes. Brush Mind began with a special brush pen given to the poet by Buddhist priest/poet Norman Fischer, and owes a debt to the calligraphy work of the great Kazuaki Tanahashi.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943661060
Publisher: 47 Journals LLC
Publication date: 03/15/2016
Pages: 132
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

Hank Lazer has published twenty-two books of poetry, including Poems Hidden in Plain View (2016, in English and in French), N24 (2014) and N18 (2012), Portions (2009), The New Spirit (2005), Elegies & Vacations (2004), and Days (2002). Selected Poems and Essays of Hank Lazer, completed by a group of translators and with a Preface by Nie Zhenzao, was published by Central China Normal University Press in 2015. Lazer's Selected Poems have also been published in Italy and will be appearing shortly in Cuba. In 2015, Lazer was selected to receive Alabama's most prestigious literary prize, the Harper Lee Award, for lifetime achievement in literature. His books of criticism include Opposing Poetries (two volumes, 1996) and Lyric & Spirit: Selected Essays 1996-2008 (2008). With Charles Bernstein, he edits the Modern and Contemporary Poetics Series for the University of Alabama Press. Lazer retired from the University of Alabama in January 2014 from his positions as Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Executive Director of Creative Campus, and Professor of English.

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