Can we celebrate life before we become extinct or obsolete?

back cover of book with blurb and testimonials: Endorsement by Amanda Lohrey, author of multi-award-winning
 The Labyrinth: Elegant, lyrical, often erotic and always intriguing. Endorsement by David Mason, author of Pacific Light: Peter Jerrim writes with the spirit of an amateur, in the very best sense of that word - for free-wheeling joy. His book may have an apocalyptic title, but it is full of irrepressible vitality that does honour to its subjects. P0sthuman sees the best in us even as it laments our inevitable passing. In one short poem he writes, it’s better than bridges to swim across ignorant summer in this this only life. Amen to that, and welcome to the mind and heart of a delightful, late-blooming poet. Endorsement by Anne Kellas, author of The White Room Poems: Peter Jerrim’s sensuous, intelligent, energising and dizzyingly fast-paced poems take the reader on a mad-cap wild ride through worlds cleverly woven from electrifying flashes of literary and musical allusion, memory and imagination, gently touching down on the pain of the past and the future. Here’s our contemporary cultural dystopia, a world in free-fall, spinning with seriously funny, bitingly kind, unexpectedly improbable probabilities - and here’s a refreshing new voice in Tasmanian poetry.

 

Sensuous, intelligent, energising and dizzyingly fast-paced
– Anne Kellas, author of Ways to Say Goodbye

Elegant, lyrical, often erotic and always intriguing
– Amanda Lohrey, multiple-award-winning author of The Labyrinth

Irrepressible vitality
– David Mason, author of Pacific Light

I’ve read some more of your poetry.
Gone from  🧐 🥺 🥲  to  😅 🤗 😃 .

– Marjorie Brotheridge, painter and textile artist

Your book’s on the bedside table and I’m reading it the second time.
– Peter Thomas, painter, plasterer, poet, pirate

I’m intrigued by your poems. They’re a map of a universe unknown to me – which is fascinating. The wholly other labyrinth we all inhabit.
– Annie March, author of Firebird Rising

The momentum of the writing carried me through from beginning to end… Deceptively easy reading offers up deep feeling and conceptual challenge.
Merridy Pugh, poet, novelist, illustrator, editor.

 

Peter Jerrim
p0sthuman: the evening before
166 pages
ISBN 978 0 645089 37 0
publisher: Peter Jerrim
 
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