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Cyborg Chimera (a poetry collection)
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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.