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Hold Me Tight

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Author: Jason Schneiderman

Published: May 26th 2020 by Red Hen Press

Format: 80 pages

Isbn: null

Language: English


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In Hold Me Tight, Schneiderman takes on the anxieties of the personal and political climate with his unique blend of erudition, charm, humor, and earthiness. In five poetic sequences, Jason Schneiderman’s Hold Me Tight considers life in a new age of anxiety as technology and violence inform new forms of selfhood and apocalypse seems always around the corner. Starting with a In Hold Me Tight, Schneiderman takes on the anxieties of the personal and political climate with his unique blend of erudition, charm, humor, and earthiness. In five poetic sequences, Jason Schneiderman’s Hold Me Tight considers life in a new age of anxiety as technology and violence inform new forms of selfhood and apocalypse seems always around the corner. Starting with a long poem about his own struggle to find peace, the collection is searingly grounded in the personal, anchored to Schneiderman’s own life. The collection moves to a sequence of parables about wolves, which obliquely consider intractable political conflicts and the emotional fallout of relationships that are structured around predators and prey. The next sequences focus on technology and art, looking at how technologies extend the possibilities of the human body, which alters what it means to be human. A long set of poems about Chris Burden explore the artist’s movement from the personal, self-inflicted violence of his early work to the larger questions of political violence that inform his later work. In the final sequence, Schneiderman imagines a series of “last things”—in which finality gives meaning to the people and things in question. In the end, Schneiderman’s project invokes a kind of old fashioned humanism, embracing the ruptures in our contemporary ways of living and thinking.

37 review for Hold Me Tight

  1. 4 out of 5

    Dagne Forrest

    I love Schneiderman's endless curiosity and inventiveness around ideas, but I also love that his cleverness is always grounded in gritty human feeling. The opening poem, Anger, is one of the most direct and blistering poems I've ever read, but also one of the most deeply compassionate, and I feel it deserves to be read extremely widely (indeed, non-poetry reading people in my life have been bowled over by it consistently). Schneiderman's poems are ones I return to again and again, often discover I love Schneiderman's endless curiosity and inventiveness around ideas, but I also love that his cleverness is always grounded in gritty human feeling. The opening poem, Anger, is one of the most direct and blistering poems I've ever read, but also one of the most deeply compassionate, and I feel it deserves to be read extremely widely (indeed, non-poetry reading people in my life have been bowled over by it consistently). Schneiderman's poems are ones I return to again and again, often discovering meaning I didn't see before or details I didn't appreciate the first time around. I've had this new collection to hand for a while now and it gets better with each reading.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Stacey

    This poetry book was definitely different from others I have read. This one attacked anxiety in a way that I have never seen in this world filled with technology and violence. I enjoyed that some of his poems were just paragraphs instead of the typical small sentence structure seen in alot of other poetry.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Adam

    This is easily one of the best books of poetry of 2020. It's lines are tight and driving, as if every poem holds a sense of urgency that cannot be ignored. "Anger" is amazing.

  4. 4 out of 5

    charlotte, (½ of readsrainbow)

    Galley provided by publisher Poetry is a very subjective thing, perhaps even more so than prose. What works for someone, and evokes certain emotions, may not have the same effect on another. As such, I have to admit to being stuck on this review. I liked the poetry, sure, though I am not entirely sure how to articulate that liking, but nothing about it really stuck out for me. You know how your favourite poets always find words that make you go 'oh' on reading them? That never happened for me her Galley provided by publisher Poetry is a very subjective thing, perhaps even more so than prose. What works for someone, and evokes certain emotions, may not have the same effect on another. As such, I have to admit to being stuck on this review. I liked the poetry, sure, though I am not entirely sure how to articulate that liking, but nothing about it really stuck out for me. You know how your favourite poets always find words that make you go 'oh' on reading them? That never happened for me here. So, ultimately, the poetry was good, but it just wasn't great.

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