Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) December 21, 2005
BookSurge proudly announces the release of Totems and Taboos, by Jason Vincent Brock.
The typical modern collection of poetry tends to be safe, predictable, and often even dull. There's rarely anything in your conventional poetry book that might upset a bookstore patron leafing through the glossy pages, wondering if the brand-new yet tired book would look impressive enough on their coffee table when the neighbors come over.
If that is the sort of title that you are looking for, then steer clear of Jason Vincent Brock's Totems and Taboos, an eye-opening and fresh compilation of original poems and daring illustrations. The themes of both verse and imagery are as wide-ranging as one can find, and far more challenging than your conventional bookstore fare. The topics span a remarkable number of areas for a modest volume of only 60 pages: the Environment, Sci-Fi, deeply personal, Native American, and sometimes veering into horror.
Published by BookSurge, in association with Cycatrix Press, this is Jason Brock's first book, and it reflects the artistic intensity and social daring of the author. It includes an introduction that largely focuses on his many eclectic influences, with a variety of elements encompassing the likes of Einstein and Eno, Michelangelo and John McLaughlin, Chief Joseph and The Clash. Dedicated to his wife and children, the book includes a forward by his wife and editor.
Totems and Taboos is quite experimental, and yet displays a compelling depth of artistic experience. It will no doubt raise eyebrows from coast to coast, and perhaps even a consciousness here and there, as readers explore the author's unique juxtaposition of compassionate pain for the world, relentless sensitivity to and deep fascination with nature, and awareness of what Man is doing to it. This is all evidenced in original and shocking imagery -- including drawings, paintings, photography, and computer-generated art.
Totems and Taboos is clearly one-of-a-kind. Don't miss it. After all, you probably won't find it on your neighbor's coffee table.
About the Author
Jason Vincent Brock, is a writer, artist, and guitarist. Originally hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina, he has lived in Seattle and Portland, but feels most at home near Florence, Italy. His interests are varied, including astrology, environmentalism, the visual arts, travel, veganism, health, science fiction, and music. He is currently developing projects in the areas of writing, painting, music (his group Chiaroscuro will soon release an album) and documentaries. His wife Sunni and their children live in Southern California and Vancouver, WA.
For more information or for a free review copy, please contact the author:
264 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Office: (310) 601-7508 /Toll Free: 877-420-6475
Books are available to order at Booksurge.com, Amazon.com, Alibris.com and Abebooks.com.