Black Rider Press is proud to announce the forthcoming release of Matthew Hall’s debut poetry collection ‘Hyaline’.
‘Hyaline’ contains multitudes. It’s a poetical framework for ecological codices. It’s a guidebook for the ephemeral and the interminable. It’s an opuscule for the radical pastoral.
Matthew Hall is a doctoral candidate writing on J.H. Prynne and Violence at the University of Western Australia. He is the author of ‘Royal Jelly’ (Black Rider Press), ‘Distant Songs’ (Sea Pressed Meta), amongst others. His poetry, prose and criticism appear in journals around the world. He is a Visiting Academic Fellow at the University of Saskatchewan, and the Features Editor at Cordite Poetry Review.
“These are investigative poems that speak in a language of affection and pain, of beauty and trauma. Matthew Hall offers us a manifesto that declares its ecological and ontological concerns, and offers poetry as a possible healing. With great lyrical strength and deep but subtle knowledge, Hall’s poems act as tools for the reader to see and hear further through layer after layer of living tissue. Hall isn’t arriving as a poet, he has arrived. This is a work that offers a bridge between different cultures, geographies, and societies of poetry.”
– John Kinsella, Poet
“This is a witness forming a mark, words shrouded in a measure of growth. Familiar likenesses become motives of ritual.”
– Peter Larkin, Poet, Literature Librarian at the University of Warwick UK
“Matthew Hall’s ‘edicts of landscape’ are ranged against the attenuated ecologies and procedural rationales of a poetry elsewhere too comfortable with the task of assuagement.”
– Louis Armand, Poet, Director of the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, Charles University, Prague
‘Hyaline’ will be available at a discounted pre-sale price of A$15 for three weeks only. After 1 March 2013, the book will cost A$20.
For A$30 you you will also be able to bundle ‘Hyaline’ at its pre-sale price with a limited print edition of Matthew Hall’s chapbook ‘Royal Jelly’, previously only available as ebook.
For A$40 you will be able to bundle ‘Hyaline’ at its pre-sale price with a limited print edition of ‘Royal Jelly’ and a copy of ‘forward slash’, a Black Rider collage of Australian and Canadian innovation featuring poetry by Duncan Hose, Michael Farrell, a.rawlings, Louis Armand, Kemeny Babineau, Astrid Lorange and Jay MillAr.
How to take advantage of this pre-sale offer will be available in the coming days.