A scan from the first section of my first book, IN THE MARBLE OF YOUR ANIMAL EYES, in which I appear as both myself (plant food) and a grizzly bear in someone else’s dream. Special thanks to Patricia No and Antonia Pinter at Publication Studio Portland, Ore. You can get yr mitts on it at the website:: http://www.publicationstudio.biz/books/248
This is a scan of the first page of my first book, IN THE MARBLE OF YOUR ANIMAL EYES, and I’m THRILLED to announce that it’s finally available at Publication Studio. I am tremendously grateful to Patricia No and Antonia Pinter/ Publication Studio (Portland) for taking so much care to honor this compost book and its unusual habits.
Joseph Lease has said, “In the Marble of Your Animal Eyes is gorgeous and heartbreaking, and it changes everything. Nathan Hauke is one of the best poets writing today.” A visual compost that tracks the breakdown of a marriage next to the process of writing the manuscript text through layers of old letters, handwritten journals and earlier drafts, In the Marble of Your Animal Eyes, is a postmodern eclogue that attempts to address the displacement of upheaval by exploring the way divorce rewires a pastoral space that was imagined to be generative. It marks the force with which poverty strips away static notions of identity to reveal what is and is not essential to a process of becoming, initiating contact with the world that is both blissfully ecstatic and terrifying.
Frank Baugh/ Sparkling Wide Pressure “Rain into Openness”
A Window Opens, Cassette (Wet Merchants 2010)
The Humble Bee’s “The Pearl Diver” from The Indescribable Brightness Shone (Cotton Goods 2011)
In honor of the bee who haunts a sweet beast reluctant to get brushed on the porch…