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 a poet and teacher. His poetry collections include SCORCH MARKS (2017), HYBRID MOMENTS (2015), and ANGLES OF INCIDENTS (2012). He also wrote Poets and Partitions: Confronting Communal Identities in Northern Ireland (2011) and coedited The Poetry and Poetics of Michael Heller: A Nomad Memory (2015). He teaches in the Humanities Department of the New Jersey Institute of Technology.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA