Jump the Clock: New & Selected Poems

Erica Hunt (Author)
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Erica Hunt writes at the intersection of poetry and emancipatory politics--racial and gender justice, feminist ethics, and participatory democracy--showing us that altering our reading strategies frames our experiences. Ultimately, she finds that words matter, savoring the small ones: articles, pronouns, collective, plural and singular. This collection brings together out of print works and journals of the same period, to speak across "crumpled" time, the past seen from then to now.

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Nightboat Books
Publish Date
October 06, 2020
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About the Author

Erica Hunt is a poet, and essayist, author of Local History and Arcade, Piece Logic, Time Flies Right Before the Eyes and A Day and Its Approximates. Her poems and essays have appeared in BOMB, Boundary 2, Brooklyn Rail, Conjunctions, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Poetics Journal, Tripwire, Recluse, In the American Tree, and Conjunctions. With poet and scholar Dawn Lundy Martin, Hunt is co-editor of an anthology of Letters to the Future: Writing by Black Women forthcoming in 2018 from Kore Press. Hunt has received awards from the Foundation for Contemporary Art, the Fund for Poetry, and the Djerassi Foundation and is a past fellow of Duke University/University of Capetown Program in Public Policy. She is now the Parsons Family University Professor of Creative Writing in the MFA Program at Long Island University-Brooklyn.


"To say this is both a prophetic and timely chapbook [Time Slips Right Before Your Eyes] is testable fact, since it was published first in 2006 and then again this past year."--Chris Martin "Hunt's title and subject clearly point in two important directions: through her poetry Hunt exposes piecemeal political and social agendas in the United States that the majority of American citizens have been convinced are logical."--Dr. Keith B. Mitchell "Hunt (Arcade) and Martin (Good Stock Strange Blood) treat the intersection of blackness and womanhood with deserved complexity and curiosity in this exceptional anthology [Letters to the Future: Black Women/Radical Writing], which operates like a master class in the variety and virtuosity of black women's art."--Publishers Weekly "Blending the personal, the political and the avant-garde, Hunt's (Local History) second collection [Arcade] explores the bipolar role of the self in a society whose totality is unreachable yet always present."--Publishers Weekly