Negation

Negation

(Ink-A! Press, 1994)   Bound signatures sewn into cloth boards, printed label on spine, cassette laid in integral traycase. Nicely printed on hand-dyed paper, with several illustrations and fold-outs, and cassette of the author reading.

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Simple Harmonic Motions

Simple Harmonic Motions

(INK-A! Press, 2001)   Simple harmonic motions was made by Inge Bruggeman of INK-A! Press in 2001. It is based on poems written by Hank Lazer that are a part of his larger body of work, Days. The book was printed in an edition of 50 copies on Kitikata paper….

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Indivisible

(UA Book Arts & Taller Experimental de Gráfica, 2011)   Each poem is handwritten in Spanish and English; the shapes assumed by the text vary in some cases between the two language versions. Includes two folded leaves forming a double-page fold-out at center. In unattached paper wrapper. “Indivisible is a…

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N18 (Complete)

N18 (Complete)

(Singing Horse Press, 2012)   Hank Lazer’s N18 (COMPLETE), the eighteenth of twenty handwritten notebook projects, is an extended exploration of the relations between shape and meaning.  These handwritten poems enact an improvisational “reading” of Immanuel Levinas’s Otherwise Than Being or Beyond Essence. “If angels could sing we would not…

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Evidence of Being Here: Beginning in Havana (N27)

Evidence of Being Here: Beginning in Havana (N27)

(Negative Capability Press, 2018)   From Lazer’s ambitious ten-year Notebook shape-writing project, Evidence of Being Here: Beginning in Havana (N27) challenges the way we read and write poetry and reframes the terms of spiritual autobiography. Though Lazer’s handwritten shape-writing presents itself most obviously and initially as a visual experience – the…

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Brush Mind: Second Hand

Brush Mind: Second Hand

(Greencup Books, 2019)   The second book in the Brush Mind series, 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,…

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Brush Mind: At Hand

Brush Mind: At Hand

(Greencup Books, 2016)   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…

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Slowly Becoming Awake (N32)

(Dos Madres Press, 2019)   Slowly Becoming Awake (N32) is a gorgeous book, beautifully printed & designed, presented in six colors.  Lazer’s twenty-ninth book of poetry, and the sixth from his ongoing twelve-year Notebooks project, this is the first shape-writing book of his to include accompanying typed transcriptions.  Readers have multiple ways…

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Thinking in Jewish (N20)

(Lavender Ink, 2017)   From Lazer’s ambitious ten-year Notebook shape-writing project, Thinking in Jewish challenges the way we read and write poetry and reframes the terms of spiritual autobiography. Drawing on Jewish traditions of text-and-commentary in conversation on the same page, Lazer’s new book, in dialogue with the writing of Emmanuel…

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