Cyborg Chimera (a poetry collection)

cover to Shelly Bryant's first poetry collection Cyborg Chimera
cover to Shelly Bryant's first poetry collection Cyborg Chimera
Bryant reads poems from Cyborg Chimera at a reading in Shanghai, November 2009
Bryant reads poems from Cyborg Chimera at a reading in Shanghai, November 2009

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Cyborg Chimera

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

Morpheus

A Nightmare’s Whisper

FreeFall

Glassstorm 

Abandoned World 

Hatched 

Child’s Play 

In Exile

Cryogenics 

Orion Out the Window

Merlin

Real Life  

Bill Passed, a Fib

Fancy 


Programmed:  Coded Controls, Sequenced Solutions

Forty Winks 

Robotics 

Conviction

Under Foot 

Creature 

Dozer 

Enacted 

Watchdog 6.9.2

Unhand Me

Cyborg Chimera 

Avatar 

Not Programmed That Way

Herr Leibniz 

Automata 


Freewill:   Definition, Determination, Destination

Suffrage 

Sphinx-speak

Garbage In, Garbage Out 

Horrorscope

Generic

Double Helix

The Sacred, the Savage

Temenos 

Censor Censure Censer

Earthrise 

Gone Awry

Id

Dawn 

Insomniac




Bryant at the Singapore launch of Cyborg Chimera
Bryant at the Singapore launch of Cyborg Chimera

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.

Bryant's poems have appeared in numerous print and online journals, magazines, and anthologies. You can see a full list of her publications here.

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.

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