Published by: Adelaide Books, September 1, 2021
Hardcover: 184 pages
Dimensions: 6 x 0.43 x 9 inches
HOLOGLYPHS is a neologism, fused from the terms ‘whole’ and ‘image’, and describes a poetic style reminiscent of works from T’ang dynasty China, as both literary directions are in-part, image-based. However, unlike T’ang period pieces, the works in this volume are more centered in imagistic archetypes – aspiring to Ezra Pound’s vision of the “Luminous detail”.
These poems are meditative and quiet, yet in similar fashion to descriptions of Harold Budd’s ethereal music, they also possess a thin veneer of serenity that masks darker currents behind silhouettes of the passing day. Perhaps a more accurate summation of the essence of these pieces would be captured by the Japanese term “Yuugen” [??] – roughly translated as ‘mystery in beauty’.
Yeatts says: “…Poetry must reverberate with the eternal and stand as meditations on what it means to be briefly alive, delivering a distillation and re-animation of transcendent experience, woven of mystery, beauty and the eternal moment…”
This selection of Yeatts’ work presents a unified current that paints patinas of the day’s impermanence, yet never loses touch of the ‘whole image’ contained within the moment’s timeless light.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Stan K. Yeatts writes under the monogram - S. K. Yeatts and holds a BA in English Literature from Baylor University in Texas. He formerly served as the Executive Director for a Fortune 50 Company leading UX design teams and software development. He now works full-time on art and literary projects and lives with his wife Janette in the Sangre de Cristo mountains above Santa Fe, New Mexico – US.
Yeatts is both a poet and a visual artist. His initial collection of Poetry – “HOLOGLYPHS – Twilight Fields” was published by Kelsay Books in 2016 and won the Independent Press Award, the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, the Big New York Book Award ‘Distinguished Favorite’ selection and was the winner of the 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Award for Poetry. His Second collection - "HOLOGLYPHS II - Afterlight" will be released in September 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishing House, New York.
His literary work has drawn comparisons to T. S. Eliot, Po Chü-I, Robert Bly, James Wright, and Friedrich Hölderlin, as his Poetry emerges at the intersection of elegance, wildness, tradition, and experimentation
Yeatts’ poetic direction aligns with the term - ‘Hologlyph’. Hologlyph is a neologism, fused from the terms ‘whole’ and ‘image’, and describes a poetic style centered in imagistic archetypes – aspiring to Ezra Pound’s vision of the “Luminous detail”.
Akin to his Poetry, Yeatts’ visual art focuses on extracting the archetypal nature of an image by working in a unique blend of photography and graphics he refers to as "Post-Photographic Impressionism". His work spans the polarities of designing album covers for US & European musicians to creating large-format panoramas for residential and commercial installations. Yeatts has exhibited his pieces in international juried photographic shows in North America and Western Europe, including an invitation to show at the recent 4th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography Expose’ in Berlin Germany.
“S.K. Yeatts’ Hologlyphs II: Afterlight is a luminous book of poems that seem to be gathered from the estuary of his senses…It is a book that deserves to be read again and again.” --Robert René Galván, Author of The Shadow of Time
“In these poems, the physical becomes emotional, coloring the terrain of towns, countrysides, and cities with the deep and enduring pleasures and pains of human love and loss.” --P.C. Scheponik, author of Psalms to Padre Pio and four more poetry books.
“…if you are looking for a collection of poems that surprise, challenge, and intellectually entertain in unexpected ways through classic as well as novel uses of poetic devices, then Yeatts’ book is for you.” --John Sweeder, a poet and memoirist, author of Untethered Balloons
“…The poet is like a strange relative who appears in a cassock unannounced, quietly regales the family with tales of the strange world in which he has travelled only to disappear before the dawn with no indication of when he will return.” --Peter Freeman, author of Elements: Twelve Stories and Growth: Poems
“The book Hologlyphs II Afterlight is magnetic and filled with lights, sounds and smells.” --David Dephy – A Georgian-American award-winning poet, novelist, multi-media artists, and author of poetry book Eastern Star
“In Hologlyphs II: Afterlight, his second book of poetry, visual artist and poet S.K. Yeatts, continues to explore the ineffable relationship between photography and poetry he began in his award-winning first collection, Hologlyphs: Twilight Fields” --J.R. Solonche, award-winning poet and authors of numerous poetry books, most recently of Selected Poems 2002-2021
“There is a haunting silence about these poems, the words on the page fill with deeper and deeper meaning as you read, and give each word the authority of an impassioned whisper in the dark.” --Martin Golan, Author of One Night with Lilith and A Note of Consolation for Lucia Jones
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