Broken Jaw Press's newest release is antimatter, 2nd edition by Hugh Hazelton.
October 2010, poetry (BISAC: POE011000)
ISBN 978-1-55391-093-0 (book+CD), $20
ISBN 1-896647-97-9 (CD), $15
“[A]s I listen to his voice (recorded cleanly, with no special effects) and read his words, I’m struck once again by the extrordinary performative nature of his work ... this is a fine collection of work by a poet deserving wider exposure, and the book’s beautifully designed too!”
—Vincent Tinguely, Matrix
“Hazelton writes poems that are political and humanistic. They are perceptice, iterative and redolent ... The CD is interesting and nicely produced and all in all this is a good example of Hazelton’s contemporary work.”
—New Hope International Review Online(UK)
The poems in Antimatter are declamatory, politicized, experimental, occasionally concrete, recited, chanted, stuttered, and sung poetry produced by a Montreal poet-translator-visual artist who believes that poetry should bite, caress, stroke, laugh at, confront, lament, name, imagine, envision, remember, invoke, counterattack, and reflect.
The 2010 edition included a new 3-page poem, “the fascists are back”.
The CD contains a reading of all the poems in the 2003 edition of the book (67’ 10”).
A Spanish edition of this book was published in 2009 as antimateria (Ottawa: Split Quotation/La Cita Trunca).
Hugh Hazelton is a poet, translator and the publisher of White Dwarf Editions. For Broken Jaw Press, he translated Túnel de proa verde/Tunnel of the Green Prow by Nela Rio, Cuerpo amado/Beloved Body by Nela Rio, and Sunset by Pablo Urbanyi. He teaches Latin American civilization and translation at Concordia University, Montréal. He is the author of Sunwords (Red Giant Editions/ WDE) and Crossing the Chaco, a past editor of Ruptures, a guest editor of ellipse, and a contributor to the book+CD La vache enragée, No 2 (Planète Rebelle).
Hazelton has been doing readings in English, French, Spanish and Portugese in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Sudbury, Fredericton, the USA, Brazil, Argentina, and elsewhere, for many years.