A series of pictograph poems in brilliant Art Nouveau, highlighting the experience of being transsexual in America, that i want
by Ava Hoffman and above/ground press. Ava Hoffman (Poet, poetry editor, writer) lives and works in Louisiana. She edits SPORAZINE,
a journal of experimental writing by trans people. She is published in journals, Poetry Daily, Fench, Black Warrior Review, Anomaly,
The Fanzine, Datableed, amongst others and has Chapbooks available. A full length collection [. . .] is forthecoming.
The poems are a number of words around a short line, some of them crossed out with syntax, that invite the reader in, as you skip around the different words, a different read, a different way, a different impression of lines/emotions changing and being rewritten. A fantastical metaphor for a changing sexual identity. As if the writer is constantly assessing themselves, their self-concept, themselves in relation to society, their morphing experience, a dance by looking in the mirror and seeing themselves, someone whose basic parameters are not the norm, that are changing and creating a dialogue. The suffering and change becomes a celebration in art installation.
When the single words, the lines are read, the words added and removed in a stacatto presentation the poetry becomes an original interactive pictoral Beat progression. Incroyable.
A fantastical original write, pushing the bounds of New Age poetry into new realms of creativity, experience and healing, that i want by Ava Hoffman.