MIP Release: Field Guide Aesthetics by Dan Hedges

17 Jul

Field Guide Aesthetics (ISBN 978-1-4675-3919-7) contains 104 insightful thoughts, opinions, conclusions on subjects that need to be studied in 2012 and beyond. Hedges introduces his poetry as follows:

“I want to describe my writing as intense, philosophical, abstract, and hopeful. For me, poetry is a created texture, best experienced in the agrammatical mind. In my view, the crux of poetry has a lot to do with archetypes, and allowing mind-scapes to form beautifully, by force of words. Native American tradition and world-view has certainly affected my life and writing in a huge way, which often alludes to animal spirits colliding with ‘humanimal’ realities. I am intrigued by an aesthetic paradigm that I call ‘field guide aesthetics’ which attempts to reconcile new world nomenclature, with complex spirit worlds that span greater epochs.”

Field Guide Aesthetics is now available for purchase through Middle Island Press and

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