Announcing Goodbye Letter, the latest book by Jeremy Sigler, poet and SVA Honors / Art History faculty member

Posted by on Oct 8, 2020 in Faculty, Faculty Writings, Images, Poetry | No Comments

Today we’ve got an announcement from poet and faculty member Jeremy Sigler about his newest publication:

 

I’ve published a new book, Goodbye Letterwith Hunters Point Press.

A satirical piece on the book came out last week in LitHub, and last month it was reviewed by Marjorie Perloff in Tablet.

The book is now available from Hunters Point PressArtbook | D.A.PAmazon and Bookshop.org, and through independent booksellers like Spoonbill & Sugartown and Printed Matter.

 


 

Here’s more about Goodbye Letter from the Hunters Point Press website:

In his latest collection, “Goodbye Letter,” the poet Jeremy Sigler puts his lyrical writing aside to play out an endgame of muses to deconstruct his poetry and his will to write – let alone speak – as he ruminates and articulates, verbally and graphically, the implied obsolescence of language itself, a deeply regressive technology of sorts, made up of phonemes, alphabets, metaphors, narratives, voices, and identities. The book feels less like a proper literary work (a book of poetry) and more like a manual for poetic survival. One poem reads like some sort of linguistic code that manages to murmur “it is what it is”; another is more classically “concrete,” reflecting on typewriter and pattern poems of past centuries; and another consists of a complete signature of unmarked blank pages (they await being torn out and curled up into a loose tube) as was the 19th century prototype for the stethoscope, but used this time to listen in, to spy, on the poet’s “speaking” heart. Sigler’s newest collection might be seen as a field guide to a poet’s last gasp. The book’s design give these very challenging, menacing and exceptionally unconventional poems a haven to breath and exist. One hopes that this goodbye letter will wave away slowly and dissolve over time, after being savored by readers.

Paperback
6.25 x 8.5 in. / 176 pgs

Distributed by Artbook / D.A.P.

 

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