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Author: Hank Lazer

Hank Lazer has published thirty-three books of poetry, including field recordings of mind in morning (2021, BlazeVOX - with 15 music-poetry tracks with Holland Hopson on banjo - available from Bandcamp), COVID 19 SUTRAS (2020, Lavender Ink), SLOWLY BECOMING AWAKE (N32) (2019, Dos Madres Press), POEMS THAT LOOK JUST LIKE POEMS (2019, PURH - one volume in English, one in French), Evidence of Being Here: Beginning in Havana (N27), (2018, Negative Capability Press), THINKING IN JEWISH (N20) (2017, Lavender Ink). Lazer has performed jazz-poetry improvisations in the US and Cuba with musicians Davey Williams, Omar Pérez, Andrew Raffo Dewar, Holland Hopson, and others. Lazer's Brush Mind books have been transformed into video installations and performances in several art gallery venues. In 2015, Lazer received Alabama's most prestigious literary prize, the Harper Lee Award, for lifetime achievement in literature. Lazer has been quarantining in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and at Duncan Farm in Carrollton, Alabama. Hank Lazer's website is: https://www.hanklazer.com

3 of 10
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3 of 10

Chax Press

Poetry. "This will be an exquisite book (not a corpse). Everything about it will delight the eye and please the hand.... Writing sentences of interest comes about at considerable cost. Writers tend to lie about this. 'This book just wrote itself.' O...

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COVID19 SUTRAS
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COVID19 SUTRAS

Lavender Ink

Poetry. Writing within the tradition of wisdom literature, Lazer's COVID19 SUTRAS presents a real-time engagement with the early phases of the pandemic, as that tragedy began to merge with the consequences of the death of George Floyd, Black Lives M...

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Deathwatch for My Father
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Deathwatch for My Father

Chax Press

Poetry. A handsewn chapbook with letterpress cover, DEATHWATCH FOR MY FATHER is a long poem, meditation, and memorial from the poet to his dying father in which Lazer attempts to use the thing he knows, language, in order to reconcile the thing he c...

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N18 (Complete)
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N18 (Complete)

Singing Horse Press

Poetry. Hank Lazer's N18 (COMPLETE), the eighteenth of twenty handwritten notebook projects, is an extended exploration of the relations between shape and meaning. These handwritten poems enact an improvisational "reading" of Immanuel Levinas's Othe...

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The New Spirit
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The New Spirit

Singing Horse Press

Poetry. Renewing and drawing upon a spiritual legacy in innovative poetry—an American poetic lineage that includes Emerson, Thoreau, and Dickinson, that continues in the writing of Robert Duncan, Ronald Johnson, John Taggart—Hank Lazer explores the ...

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Poems Hidden in Plain View
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Poems Hidden in Plain View

Presses Universitaires de Rouen

Poetry. "Peacefulness. Peace. Tranquility. Care for the movement that carries every single thing. Lazer tells us just that. The prophet tells us just that. Peacefulness, peace, tranquility and care for the movement that carries every single thing. T...

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Poems That Look Just Like Poems
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Poems That Look Just Like Poems

Presses Universitaires de Rouen

Poetry. A startlingly direct, clear look at daily experience, including the graceful changes of direction in consciousness. At once a spiritual journal and a pared down writing that arises, in part, from years of Zen meditation, Lazer's book continu...

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Slowly Becoming Awake (N32)
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Slowly Becoming Awake (N32)

Dos Madres Press

Poetry. SLOWLY BECOMING AWAKE (N32) is a gorgeous book, beautifully printed & designed, presented in six colors. Lazer’s twenty-ninth book of poetry, and the sixth from his ongoing twelve-year Notebooks project, this is the first shape-writing book ...

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Thinking in Jewish (N20)
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Thinking in Jewish (N20)

Lavender Ink

Poetry. Jewish Studies. From Lazer's ambitious ten-year Notebook shape–writing project, THINKING IN JEWISH challenges the way we read and write poetry and reframes the terms of spiritual autobiography. Drawing on Jewish traditions of text-and-c...

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When the Time Comes
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When the Time Comes

Dos Madres Press

”WHEN THE TIME COMES is an account of Hank Lazer’s death watch for his mother, bringing to memory a related series of poems written for his father. These near-death poems bring us close. For as different and unchartered as each death is, a point of ...

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