Saturday, October 31, 2020

Hei Kuu by Michael Jacobson is available now at Amazon! Post-Asemic Press #013




My autobiographical collection of Senryu poetry Hei Kuu is available now, at Amazon, from Post-Asemic Press. I wrote the book during my last year of drinking and edited it during the past 5 months that I have been sober. It covers my life and my thoughts and is mostly true with a little bit of mythology thrown in for good measure.

Senryu poetry and asemic writing complement each other well because they both developed outside of academic writing. Hei Kuu covers my formative years as a writer and artist who has a condition called schizoaffective disorder, but still gets out of bed every morning to run Post-Asemic Press.

The poems are short and can be read in a single breath. They are also highly scrollable, and are easy to jump from one poem to the next. I tried to stick to a 5-7-5 syllable/morae pattern as in more traditional Senryu/haiku mainly for an Oulipo like constraint and personal challenge even though I know a lot of contemporary authors don't abide by this tradition; I was for the most part successful, but about 10 of the 409 poems don't follow this pattern.

The name Hei Kuu is from Finnish and means "Hello Moon," and is also a play on haiku. I am mostly a Finnish/English American/Turtle Islander writer who approaches writing from a visual art background. I have always loved books and Hei Kuu is my modest contribution to poetry. I hope you check it out!


"Hei Kuu means "Hello Moon" in Suomi (Finnish). These are the 409 Senryu, quasi-haiku, ribald-punk, sacred-profane, experimental-illness, schizo-affective, lunatic-lunar, computer-telepathic, anarchic-autobiographic, noita-divining, agnostic-confessional, poem-stories behind my wild western asemic writing life."

—Michael Jacobson, Minneapolis, summer 2020

"An Autobiography of Splinters"

—Tim Gaze, author of Glyphs Of Uncertain Meaning


Product details

  • Paperback : 109 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1734866223
  • Product dimensions : 6 x 0.25 x 9 inches
  • Item Weight : 7.8 ounces
  • Publisher : Post-Asemic Press (October 30, 2020)
  • Language: : English
  • Price: $15.00


HERE ARE SOME SAMPLE POEMS:

1. 

Bullshit from heaven

Watch out below amigo

We are not sparrows


2.

Flying clairvoyance

Azure schizophrenic sky

Zen metal fatigue


3. 

Pluvial plooplu

Plop plum plilly plow plooplo

Plat plur plowndy ploof


4. 

Chicken pants remorse

Save for ass taco college

Money gigolo

 

5.

Thoughts of boring porn

Abysmal sex drive signal

Granular pathos


6. 

Cowboy aint happy

A colonoscopy rope

Silver bull spurs

 

7.

Quit America

The season god Rimbaud

Shoots up the movies

 

8.

Leave me alone voices

Get your bone ore off yonder

Mind closed for repairs


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