Joe Pan (Author)
DescriptionPoetry. Travel Writing. Taking cues from a myriad of short forms haiku, epigram, bon mot, aphorism, senry the poems in Joe Pan's HICCUPS search out unexpected ways to document events in transition. Here the imminent moment, deeply regarded, is agitated into performance or merely left to drift, generating through language a curious experience of its own making. The disparate settings of these poems are as diverse as the impulses that gave rise to the work a Tokyo skyscraper, a South African wildlife preserve, a log cabin in the Pacific Northwest, a shark-infested reef off Belize. These are poems that arrive with a jolt, engulfing the familiar, before being left to linger or dissolve.
"Pan's latest presents new rewards with each reading." Publishers Weekly"
October 15, 2015
5.5 X 0.4 X 7.5 inches | 0.3 pounds
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About the Author
Joe Pan is the author of two collections of poetry, HICCUPS (Augury Books, 2015) and Autobiomythography & Gallery (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2007). He is the publisher and managing editor of Brooklyn Arts Press, serves as the poetry editor for the arts magazine Hyperallergic and small press editor for Boog City, and is the founder of the services- oriented activist group Brooklyn Artists Helping. His piece "Ode to the MQ-9 Reaper," a hybrid work about drones, was excerpted and praised in The New York Times. In 2015 Joe participated in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Process Space artist residency program on Governors Island. Joe attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop, grew up along the Space Coast of Florida, and now lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.