Monday, February 26, 2018

ninth iota


ninth iota*
(Digital Painting, Book Cover) 




By Irene Koronas
The Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2018
ISBN: 9781912211135
Pages: 95

Advanced Praise

Irene Koronas’ ninth iota explains why humans want to craft something like civilization. It’s not just that the uncivil can be fearsome — it’s that they make many recoil. If you’ve already smashed those rose-colored glasses, the better to see, these poems won’t repel and may even amuse you. But those still lingering (and preferring to linger) in the dimness of the cave may look at these poems with suspicion—that wouldn’t be the poet’s fault. Koronas did her job in order to write these poems: she studied and analyzed human history, including naturally its myths. The result offers unique insights with erotic charge as a bonus.

—Eileen R. Tabios, author of MANHATTAN: An Archaeology and HIRAETH: Tercets From The Last Archipelago


Irene Koronas’ poems carefully splinter and refute our expectations in visceral minimalist fragments of desire, perversion, myth and magic. The carefully cleaved phrases accrue into strange moments of fascination, startling us with their re-imaginings and verbal dissections. Double axe facts and a high image rate mimic and re-invent our inner worlds and dreams. This is language to chew and digest, poetry to ponder and provoke; is the language of then and now and tomorrow. Let this artist/writer be your embroid tutor while there is still time to learn.

Rupert M. Loydell, author of Dear Mary (Shearsman, 2017) and Editor-in-Chief of Stride


With a surprising number of unknown and obscure words, Irene Koronas' hurls chalky men / into the underworld // of mother repeats' and, in poem after poem, creates an erotically charged, posthuman version of ancient Greece. Her language undercuts desire for the mimetic.

Nathan Spoon, author of Doomsday Bunker and Associate Editor of X-Peri

Codify


Codify* 
(Digital Painting, Book Cover)



by Irene KORONAS 
Editions du Cygne, 2017  
ISBN : 978-2-84924-492-0
5 x 8" (13 x 20 cm)
130 pages
$15.00


Advanced Praise

In Codify, Irene Koronas’ seminal, post-language collection, “cochineal bugs” wait for their “theologic vigils” in a carved minimalism, which will prompt the gifted among us to replace their internal organs with algorithms. The poems in Codify are scalpels arranged by the nodules of some posthuman gematria. 6, 13, 22, 16, 8, for example, suggests a lottery or the fibonacci code as seen by a midget with a monocle travelling the Einstein-Rosen Bridge on a unicycle. Koronas is a dead serious parodist, “hope or no hope/secretes a virgin,” but she’s also writing wisdom literature like a posthuman Ecclesiastes. “She doesn’t/stand God,” and “snort praises/a fatal cross,” bear witness to the future of poetry, beyond confession and retweeds. Codify is invention. 

—Daniel Y. Harris, author of The Rapture of Eddy Daemon and Editor-in-Chief, X-Peri


With her full-length volume, Codify, Irene Koronas has achieved nothing less than a poem that is a model for the material it is made of: in this case, a panerotism that moves beyond the sphere of the interpersonal to a caress of all things, all objects, as embodied, as encoded, everywhere.  Eros and poetry, never far apart, are here as they ought to be, together as one.  Koronas puts the soul into the flesh and the subject into the object leaving her reader free to experience and to reconcile the disequilibrium encoded in her distinctive short-stopped lines. Sometimes plaintive, always exulting, Codify is an epic paean to erotic love. 

—Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino, Editor, E·ratio Poetry Journal


I am amazed by Irene Koronas’ profoundly moving sculpting of language. Some of this writing is so visceral that it left me gasping.

—Jonathan Lyons, author of The White Noise Album and Co-founder, Cicatrix Publications

Reviews

HORNY ATOMS: A Review of Irene Koronas' Codify  (Editions du Cygne, 2017) By Fusiform Gyrus (Jonathan Mulcahy-King)

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Frida Kahlo’s Palimpsestuous Composite 
(Digital Painting on a Photograph)

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Hermione Moos
(Digital Painting)

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My Lips Are Unicursal
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Dr. & Mrs. Nubby Sexpander 
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Nudity by Arborescence  
(Digital Painting)

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(Digital Painting)

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(Digital Painting)

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ninth iota

ninth iota* (Digital Painting, Book Cover)  * ninth iota By Irene Koronas The Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2018 I...