Poetry. HYBRID MOMENTS is a tribute to identity crisis, a paean to semantic breakdown and reconstruction, and homage to the trickster spirit, most high sovereign of the poetic estate. Lifting its name from a song by the gothic/punk/horror rock band The Misfits, the volume hosts a diverse array of misfits and marvelously misshapen personae, all frustrating stable categories, worlds and rhythms. There is always need of time to shatter bonds, binaries and easy ascribable designs and Jon Curley's HYBRID MOMENTS heralds the occasion with antic grace, wit and weirdness.
Jon Curley is the author of three books of poems: New Shadows (Dos Madres Press, 2009), ANGLES OF INCIDENTS (Dos Madres Press, 2012), and HYBRID MOMENTS (Marsh Hawk Press, 2015). A Senior University Lecturer of Humanities at New Jersey Institute of Technology, he is also the author of Poets and Partitions: Confronting Communal Identities in Northern Ireland (2011). Together with Burt Kimmelman, he is co-editor of The Poetry and Poetics of Michael Heller: A Nomad Memory (2015). In addition to teaching, he works with children in Battery Park, just across from Poets House. Curley lives in New York City.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA