'Pull Yourself Together' - a poetry collection. Published by Alien Buddha Press, February 2022
"The robot has bones and the alien bleeds" - in 'Pull Yourself Together', Arden Hunter examines with wit and insight the boxes we draw around ourselves, the pain of others' expectations and the joy of breaking free. By turns lyrical and brutal, shocking and uplifting, Hunter's work reaches out across the cracks in human experience to show us tender truths.
- Katy Naylor, author of Postcards from Ragnarok, Editor-in-Chief of voidspace_zine (voidspacezine.com)
Hardcover ($18.19) and paperback ($10.44) Amazon.com
(Also available on other Amazon country sites)
'Drifting Bottles' - an experimental erasure/visual poetry/narrative collection. Published by Gutslut Press, March 2022
"Precisely entwined floral arrangements, business charts, scientific paraphernalia, strong-man tropes, secretarial pool line-drawings, dictionary lists and Sunday comics (etc.) are cut, drawn-over, re-shaped in heightened emotional schematics. Faded and vivid colors, redacted texts and erasures, hand-written notes, jarring associations, fractured and bold, create a whole, alternately troubling, and deeply magical, alchemical. The work’s subversive gestures accumulate revelatory arcs of patriarchal refusal, wondrously rhythmic. Performatively aware, Arden Hunter is sharing with the reader dynamic(s) of form/process mechanisms and preoccupations, opening the interrogative of visual poetry’s creative obsessions, producing new-necessary tectonic shifts."
- Robert Frede Kenter, author of EDEN (Floodlight Editions, 2021), Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of Ice Floe Press (www.icefloepress.net)
Print edition ($15) and digital ($4)
Click here for a review of 'Drifting Bottles in issue 17 of Stone of Madness
Click here for a review of 'Drifting Bottles' in issue 28 of Whale Road Review
'this train has left the station' - a visual/concrete poetry narrative. Published by Paper View Books, July 2022
"A playful, poignant, polyphonic collection of experimental and visual poetry. With the vibe and vitality of a graphic novel, Hunter has captured the excitement, uncertainty, nostalgia and fear of the train journey. There’s a dazzling display of different visual and experimental techniques here, and the reader is plunged headlong into a literal ride of a lifetime. Get on board before this train has left the station."
- JP Seabright: Writer, and Assistant Editor at Full House Literary
Print edition (€10)