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Author: Jason V. Brock
ISBN13: 978-1419610516
Title: Totems and Taboos
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Language: English
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Publisher: BookSurge Publishing; Second revised edition (July 13, 2005)
Pages: 76

Totems and Taboos by Jason V. Brock



Stephanie said: When I first opened Totems and Taboos, I was met by a piece of art titled, Release.

Totems and Taboos" is a sincere collection of poetry. It reminds of Matthea Harvey, or a scrapbook-as-paean to the universe, and also a glossy pamphlet demanding the utmost honesty about existence. Pompeii" and others are basically indictments of civilization and the way humanity treated the earth. When I first opened Totems and Taboos, I was met by a piece of art titled, "Release.

Poetry collection with works spanning dark, Sci-Fi, Native American, environmental, experimental and personal themes. ISBN13:9781419610516.

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Plus, he's a writer for the comic book/graphic novel, Tales from William F. Nolan's Dark Universe.

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Poetry collection with works spanning dark, Sci-Fi, Native American, environmental, experimental and personal themes. Illustrated.
Reviews: 3
Nettale
"Totems and Taboos" is a sincere collection of poetry. It reminds of Matthea Harvey, or a scrapbook-as-paean to the universe, and also a glossy pamphlet demanding the utmost honesty about existence. "Pompeii" and others are basically indictments of civilization and the way humanity treated the earth. Some of them are not only dark but abysmally so, which I personally enjoy.
This tone and diction of the poems remind one of Harry Crosby a bit. Sincere.
Hono
When I first opened Totems and Taboos, I was met by a piece of art titled, "Release." Drawn to the deep red background contrasted against the dancing, soft pink outlines of the female form, I stayed on this page for a few minutes, thinking, analyzing. The piece vibrates with sexual energy, yet there's a subtle violence to it that screams--and screams louder--the longer you look at it. Colors blend and reshape images on the page, and visuals that I didn't initially notice showed up and questioned me to go further. To dig deeper.

And that's what Brock's collection is about.

Going deeper, and not being afraid of what you find when you get to the bottom.

Brock brings the horror genre to a new light as he tackles stereotypes, social conventions, physical and psychological break--whether through love or hate--and fashions them together to bring out a product that is charged with an honest brutality. Yet, I use that word as an noun o f extremes because in some cases, it's love that consumes the art, taking over the body of prose and engulfing it metaphor by metaphor such as in his piece, "Papillion." But then again, in a piece like "Victim,"--a personal favorite of mine--readers see a nightmare come to life as the narrator states, "Anger is a gift: use it" (Brock 47).

The collection balances the lover and the fighter and asks what it means to hide in plain sight. It shows how society sees too much and responds too little. There's death and rebirth, resurrection and murder, and Brock ties it up and presents it in a way that makes readers stop, and not only reread, or take another look at what he's written or created, but start to ask questions as well. How do we, as people, as consumers, as artists, live, love, respond and die? And why does it matter? Mind you, he won't give you the answers, but he'll lead you down the path to find them; he'll take your hand and show you the tragedies and the beauties that the world has to offer.

Totems and Taboos is a striking collaboration of art and poetry, and the two work together as they create and form intellectual battles of the brain and the heart. I know I've read something beautiful--something meaningful--when it makes me question the way I look at something, whether it is a political or social issue, or even a dream that I'd dismissed the night before. Good art--good literature--takes you to places that you might not want to go, and in the places that you do, shows you the sublime, the uncanny realities of what you missed at first glance.

So I implore you, take a walk through the wild, the esoteric. Look at the stars and read their messages. See the world, live in it and take chances. Look at the good, see the bad, and then understand how and why you feel like you do.

And then--and maybe most importantly--react, respond.

-Stephanie M. Wtyovich
Ndlaitha
I was really taken aback by this book's originality and intensity. This is a poetry/art book that combines social, sexual and horror themes with some amazing artwork. One of the more interesting pieces, "God's Desktop", is a tryptic (three-piece) of God's daily computer tasks, including IMs with Satan, Jesus (and a request from the new Pope). It is a riot of humor yet with a biting realisim that punches home the message. Some of the works are centered on Animal Rights, human injustice, Native American themes, and some are just beautifully romantic and personal. The illustrations run the gamet from Italian Renassaince to hand-drawn horror to psycho-sexual collage. The balance between politics, pain and beauty are perfectly executed verbally and visually. If you like sweet and sour, dark and light, heavy melodies and pain with pleasure, you will love this book.