Cyborg Chimera (a poetry collection)
Feedback on Cyborg Chimera
What did you think of Shelly Bryant's poetry collection, Cyborg Chimera?See results without voting
Cyborg Chimera, released in October 2009, is Bryant's first poetry collection. It centers on ideas of hybridity, the subconscious, dreams, programming, reality, and illusion. It contains 42 poems, some of which have appeared in magazines, journals, and websites over the past several years.
Table of Contents:
Dreamscenes: Images from the Nightly Death
A Nightmare’s Whisper
Orion Out the Window
Bill Passed, a Fib
Programmed: Coded Controls, Sequenced Solutions
Not Programmed That Way
Freewill: Definition, Determination, Destination
Garbage In, Garbage Out
The Sacred, the Savage
Censor Censure Censer
Cyborg Chimera, a poetry collection by Shelly Bryant
About the Poet
Shelly Bryant splits her time between Singapore and Shanghai. She teaches literature part time at a private university in Singapore, studies Chinese language part time in Shanghai, and offers poetry coaching services year-round. She is an avid reader, writer, cyclist, and traveler.
About Bryant's Poetry
Most of Bryant's poems fall into the speculative genres, including science fiction, fantasy, the surreal, mythic, and (from time to time) horror. Some of her favorite topics include the relationship between cyborgs and robots, space travel, and old mythologies made new.
There is an influence of Asia on much of Bryant's work. Besides her interest in poetic forms derived from East Asian traditions, such as haiku, tanka, haibun, and sijo, the focus in much of her work on the moment and imagery is closely aligned with traditional practices in traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Korean poetry.
More by this Author
I was recently asked to offer a little background of the forms of poetry found in the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. Below is a summary of some information that should be useful for anyone looking for an...
The history of the interaction between poetry and the visual arts is both long and broad, stretching not only far back into history, but also to all parts of the globe we inhabit. In almost every culture, poetry has...
I've done a fair bit of haiku writing over the years, even recently having had a series of designer art pieces built around 30 of my haiku. Even so, I know that I have a long way to go before I can say I am an expert...
No comments yet.