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“All the words are falling”: Estela Lamat Poems in New Hessien EP

[Hessien – We Don’t Want to Live in Your Dreams (Bonus track via Fluid Audio)]

Estela Lamat, the Chilean poet I translate, has contributed four new poems in English to Hessien’s EP “Obelisk|Stelea,” which was just released this month by Fluid Audio and Handstitched*.  This limited edition (200 copies) is beautifully printed with letter pressed covers and includes an 8-page color booklet.

From handstitched.bandcamp.com:

Hessien usually occurs somewhere between the UK and Australia, somewhere between the hours of 11pm and 6am (Southern Hemisphere) & 9am and 8pm (Northern Hemisphere).  Hessien is made up of acoustic noise artist Charles Sage (Australia) and Tim Diagram (UK).

Michael Leong is the author of four volumes of poetry, e.s.p., Cutting Time with a Knife, Who Unfolded My Origami Brain?, and Words on Edge, as well as a translation of the Chilean poet Estela Lamat, I, the Worst of All. His poems have appeared in jubilat, Lana Turner, New American Writing, Tin House, Verse Daily, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and elsewhere. Excerpts from a new manuscript in progress is forthcoming in Best American Experimental Writing 2018. He is Assistant Professor of English at the University at Albany, SUNY.

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