Books/Reviews

 

∃ V O Γ V E

14 February 2013
 

As previewed in The Brooklyn Voice, Peripheral Surveyslive on Ireland’s radio last October, by organizations such as IdeogrammaSidestreets and The European Parliament, emitted at a recent exhibition benefit for Tibet in New Zealand and, in May, a number of its pages were released from the sky at a peace rally to unite a divided city in Cyprus

 

BOOK 5  (2013)

ISBN 978-1-300-73158-0

poetry, photography & writings, volume VII  –  Reims, France, New York, Ireland & Paris
language:  English (some French); 346 pages

∃VOΓVE is a photo-poetic prospectus suggesting Man’s responsibility to shape social evolution away from the habits of the Information Age, to better communicate, to touch and be touched.∃VOΓVE displays Metzger’s ability to dig profoundly into social, political and existentialist philosophies, to question and adjust readers’ perspective by providing alternative views. Sensitively reading human emotion while highly conscious of her environment, Metzger prolongs moments, inhales existence, then writes in deep, steady exhales which are meditative, sensual and intimate.  – –  ∃VOΓVE est un prospectus photo-poétique qui suggère la responsabilité de l’Homme à façonner son évolution sociale loin des sentiers de l’ère de l’information, pour mieux communiquer, toucher, et être touché. ∃VOΓVE affiche la capacité d’ Hollace Metzger à creuser profondément dans la vie sociale, philosophies politiques et existentialiste, à remettre en question et ajuster le point de vue des lecteurs, en leur apportant simplement des vues alternatives. De cette sensibilité à lire l’émotion humaine, et d’une conscience forte de son environnement, Metzger prolonge ces instants, respire l’existence, puis écrit avec passion, libère progressivement ce qu’il y a de méditatif, sensuel et intime.
 

                              See the first video collaboration for ∃VOΓVE,  by Jean de Oliveira,  “ RETURN TO YOU ” 

 

11 Sept. 2012 – pre-release (Paris); public preview

14 Feb. 2013 – Paperback Edition   [  BUY  ]
14 Feb. 2013 – Hard-Cover Edition    [  BUY  ]
‘TBA’ 2015 – Kindle Electronic Edition via Amazon.com
‘TBA’ 2015 – Paperback & Hard-Cover Art Editions available at Amazon.com


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writings by  H.M. Metzger  have also been published in

3:AM  MAGAZINE  france

ANTIQUE  CHILDREN  QUARTERLY  usa

ACQ : DOPPELGANGER  usa

ARTISTS  GONE  GLOBAL 2011, 2nd Edition  usa

BEAUTY  OF  WASHING  LINES  QUARTERLY  uk

THE  BROOKLYN  VOICE  usa – july, sept., oct. 2012 & feb. 2013

GüNTER LUDWIG – EXPOSITION  germany

HECALE  uk

HER CIRCLE eZINE  usa

IDEOGRAMMA cyprus

I HEAR YOU” – GIANT DWARF (album)  usa

JUXTAPOZ MAGAZINE  usa

L.A. MACHINE” – NORMAN FAIRBANKS (album)  germany

“THE LIVING BRIDGE” (exposition) new zealand

MAGAZINE BLU  usa

MEDITERRANEAN  MAGAZINE  sweden

NAU  NUA  ARTS  MAGAZINE  spain

PARAPHILIA  MAGAZINE  usa

THE PEOPLE’S DAILY NEWSPAPER  nigeria

PERIPHERAL  SURVEYS  PS+  usa

PIRENE’S  FOUNTAIN  POETRY  JOURNAL  uk

 SIDESTREETS  turkey

“A SUMMER SPOKEN FOR” (exhibition with Edward Fausty) usa

TIME OUT  london

THE  TORONTO  QUARTERLY  canada

TRENSCH” – MARTIN PHILADELPHY (album)  austria

TURK’S HEAD REVIEW

UNDERGROUND  GUERILLA  ART  ZINE  usa


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ETERNAL STORY (2011)
volume VI – paris, france

“Everything to do with Hollace M. Metzger is art, every word she utters transmogrifies itself into poetry so that one cannot help but come back to the work again and again.  Like history, it is cyclical.  And with this new book; daylight has broken.  Her voice and her poems can never tire one.  Her paintings are an endless kaleidoscope of labyrinthine meanings and emotions, they are stubbornly direct in conveying their message, in making themselves felt.  We are bravely offered, raw and throbbing, the timely truths that can sometimes be problematic, painful, disorderly and ugly and we are shown how all can turn to beauty and joy at a slight change of perspective.  They are like the sun which rises and sinks diurnally yet every rising heralds a new dawn. Can one but help be immersed in Metzger’s work, it keeps me dazzled at nights.  I read everything cyclically…”  [ Read the full Review by author Rehan Qayoom (June 2011) ]

“The latest collection of poetry by multi-artist Hollace M. Metzger is a dazzling yet intimate portrait of the author–perhaps, her most personal yet. Eternal Story is a testimony to life, proving that love and art are timeless, forever new to those who choose to take notice. Eternal Storyis Metzger’s “dream within a dream”–a world of alternate realities over which the reader has limited control. It is the world existing as we individually experience it, a reality which we are capable of changing and re-creating with the belief that anything is possible. Thrumming, beating, exposed and raw, Eternal Story is a reminder that happiness and love must first come from within–we are all our own Eternal Story. Hollace M. Metzger is one of the greatest existentialist authors of our time, and I highly recommend her work.”  – Review by novelist Christina Westover (July 2011)

poetry/prose book & .pdf-download
90 poems

Available at Lulu.com & Viracocha Shop, San Francisco

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Why the WilloW audio book (2011)
volume V – paris, france

‘Why the WilloW’ is the third book of poems by American author Hollace M. Metzger, released after her premiere public exposition in Paris as a multi-artist. This Fifth Volume of poetry reveals the Author’s newer tendency towards “Looking Down to See Up” in both its imagery and reflective, rhythmic and often experimental use of language. This special edition audio book release includes 6-track MP3’s (2.5 hours of spoken-word audio), the original e-Book (PDF – 70 poems; 64 b/w photographs), new book reviews, an interview with the author and the featured ‘Why the Willow’ photo-montage video.

CD audio book & MP3-download
70 Poems, 2.6 hours (155 mins.)
Available at
Viracocha Shop, San Francisco – SOLD OUT elsewhere

 



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Why the WilloW (2010)

Why the WilloW (2010)
ISBN # 978-1-257-22212-4
volume V – paris, france

“I do not want to emphasise the “modernity” and “now” of Hollace Metzger’s poetry, an American poetess living in Paris, but there is something that roots though her feet and grows branches out of her hands…[Read More– Garry Franks, BOWL Publishers

“A visionary in the truest sense, Hollace M. Metzger once again inspires us to open our hearts and minds, noticing the subtleties presented in everyday life in her latest poetry collection “Why the Willow.” While “Transcriptions of Time” was about open-ended questions, “Why the Willow” asks readers to “BELIEVE.” Believe in thinking outside of the “box.” Believe in the male and female energies surrounding us, polar opposites which blend together to create something everlasting. Believe that the colors on a “painter’s palette” are nothing less profound than the colors of the human chakras.
“Why the Willow” commences at the end of the seasonal cycle in winter, though it isn’t a true beginning for a tree which has known many lives before–an ancient willow known for its medicinal properties, its significance in various religions, for its ability to shape and mold the living things around it. The book progresses through spring to summer, summer to autumn, revealing the truth behind world beliefs as really being a reflection of ourselves and what we choose to see. Complex, formidable and deeply moving, Hollace M. Metzger’s “Why the Willow” is timeless and a must read!” – Christina Westover, novelist

photo-poetry book & .pdf-download
70 poems, 64 b/w photos


Available at iBookstore, Barnes & NobleLulu.com &  Viracocha Shop, San Francisco

 



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TranSynPhony (2010)
Transcriptions of Time: The Collected Poetic Works of Hollace M. Metzger audio book
DVD-MP3 & MP3-download
164 Poems, 6.4 hours (384 mins.)

Available at Viracocha Shop, San Francisco – SOLD OUT elsewhere

 



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Transcriptions of Time - The Collected Poetic Works (2009)

Transcriptions of Time – The Collected Works of Hollace M. Metzger (2009)
ISBN # 978-1-257-26151-2
volumes I, II, III & IV – new york, dublin, glasgow, london, venice, athens, piraeus, normandy, toulouse, stuttgart, karlsruhe, belgium, lille & paris

“In these poems: people, place and words dance together in a moment of time… [ Read More ]” – Garry Franks, BOWL Publishers

“While reading ‘Transcriptions of Time’, one has the feeling of witnessing history in the making. Her emotionally descriptive prose proves that she is one of the greatest existentialist writers of our time.
‘Transcriptions of Time’ is a journey without a definite destination, an open-ended book, because time is infinite. Brutally honest, the richly colored prose paints living breathing pictures, and makes tangible the intangible. Written from the viewpoints of various cities, one experiences the feeling of being invisible, insignificant, yet free all at once. It is a taleof remembrance, bringing to mind the various individuals a person comes into contact with in a lifetime. It beckons one to remember the sacred ancient places in this world now hidden by factories and concrete–for they still stand, and magic is all around us.
Hollace M. Metzger reminds us of the moon’s influence–its gravitational pull of one’s soul, one’s body, one’s mind. Like the moon, it is difficult to resist the gravitational pull of Metzger’s poetry.” – Christina Westover, novelist

photo-poetry book & .pdf-download
164 poems, 70 b/w photos
ASIN# B004JCCGI4

Available at iBookstore, Amazon.com, Barnes & NobleLulu (paperback) / Lulu (hardcover),  & Viracocha Shop, San Francisco

 



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Observing the Labyrinth from Heaven : Paris Recordings (2008)

mp3-DVD & mp3-download audio book
90 poems

Available at Viracocha Shop, San Francisco – SOLD OUT elsewhere



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Observing the Labyrinth from Heaven (2007, 2008)

Observing the Labyrinth from Heaven (2007, 2008)
ISBN # 978-1-257-13985-9
volumes I & II
new york & brooklyn / dublin, glasgow, london, venice, athens, piraeus, normandy & paris

The first book of poetry by American architect, author and artist Hollace M. Metzger.
Metzger was educated in the US, London and Venice, Italy before settling into the New York arts scene for the past eight years. Recently, she has been prolific in writing while performing in public salons in New York City and while traveling across Western Europe. In addition to writing, her poetic endeavors include collaborations with composers in the US, UK, Canada, across the EU and Romania.
Through words, The Labyrinth’s renaissance appeal unfolds, revealing itself mysteriously but with refreshing honesty. It will take you on a journey of mind, space and time travel from the past into the future with transporting descriptions of place, of space and the bitter-sweetness of urban life paired with optimism and deep sensual undertones. Through the Labyrinth, you will find a glimpse into the library of the next generation of poets.

photo-poetry book & .pdf-download
64 poems, 67 b/w photos
ASIN# B004J6QAJ6

Available at iBookstore, Amazon.com, Barnes & NobleLulu.com KindleViracocha Shop, San Francisco & The Red Wheelbarrow, Paris 

 



The Poems

† completed film collaborations
premise for theatre production
* completed music collaborations
~ published in literary journal and/or reviewed

∃ V O Γ V E   ( 2013 )

~Brooklyn Fools
$10, Fine
Pink Balloon
Bourgoise
Apollo & Daphne
~Comparing You to Bernini

~Author’s Note

~~*Return to You

~Étoile Filante
Thoughts on Abandon
L’Adieu
~Surfacing
Phalaenopsis
Les Yeux d’un Etranger
Ne pas Réveiller
The Silent Feminist Regime
~Your White Bed Turned to Red
Mirrored Nature
*Musique | Music
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims
~To Say Je t’aime
Ultimate Destination
Comme un Bateau
Take Shape
Blind
Addiction
~Be the First
~~Where Sound Resides
~Love: Start to Finish to Begin Again
~Freedom

~Main
~Hands
~The Price to Pay
TGiV
Make-Up
Wedding
~~~If I Could
Have Yet
~First String Bikini
~Don’t Explain
~’Or(l)age
~~Songe Lucide de ce Matin
The Traveler
~To Love Again
~l’Invitation au Voyage
~Do Not Ask
~Definition of DO
At Your Circus
Midnight Moon
Love Letters to the Universe
Intelligent Beauty
Reims
~@ la Terrasse
Ensemble
~My Love,
~Les Escaliers de Montmartre
Hotel Alhambra
~I Did Not Look Up
Big City Little Girl
If to Love
~Rough Draft
A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall
Thoughts on your RDV with the great François Arnal

Love Living
~The Lingerie Shop’s Tears
~~Becomes Us
~Return to the Labyrinth (Find Me)
~From Your Closed Window
~In Their next Life
The Last
~One if by Land, Two if by Sea
Lady Dublin, Landing
Ascending Dingle
Cafe, Irish Coffee & Dylan
*Muse’s Shadow
Unfold
~Third Person
Inundation
*The Ultimate
~Love Letter
Notes on Another Return
~Shadow of Belief
Post-It
I, New You
Love, Death and Life Again (Pagan Love Song)
~Tomb’
Choosing
Wind
~In a City Without Clubs
Paris-Bound
Certain Heaven
~The Rose Before You
Further-Closer
~~Paris, Encore
The Inevitable
First Snow
Use What We Have
~You, The Night, The
~Big Love
~While Watching You Sleep
Je ne Suis Pas ta Guerre
~Full Sky, Temporal and Clearing
2 April
A Dream
~Phonetic
~Malik
~Ink Stains and What Remains
~~L|NES
Lucidity
Sunday Morning
~Breathless
~Fly, Move Through
~Fete de la Musique
One Year Here
~~~Windows
Sixth Sense of Solitude
~To Be
Not Sure What It Is
Fresnes
~Old Modern House
~~Chanel No.5
Berlin
~Beauty to Belief
~Palm Tree Bar
~Shooting Stars and Paper Hearts
~Merci





E T E R N A L   S T O R Y  ( 2011 )

The Present Future
~*Eternal Story
*Speck of Blue
Decided
Bluebells Rang
Watching Woven Web
Signs and Pathways (In the Chiaroscuro Night)
Carnivale
Herm-Aphrodite
Bleeker to Rivoli
Not Good, Two You
Salvation Army
Iam
Bourgeoisie
Harlequin
The Story of a Canvas
Go.
Return to the Red-Draped House
In Passing
Cohabit Nation
Syzygy
Red Dress
Stalkings
Ex-Porn Star Computer Technician
Bright Lights, Small City, Electrodes, Strobes and Topless
Sur Face
What Europe Should Be
Violin Heart
Plinths
Solitude’s Roommates
Wonder-Full
The Apple-Pickers
Be Leave
Dignity
Medicated
~On Loving Schizophrenia
No Other Way
A-Posing Questions of Color
Fame
~Important
~© Facebook
C-rap
Surveillance
Naked Truth
Kindness Looms
Marseille
~Time’s Iris
Hand-Clappings and Piccolos
The Ability
Ein Traum III
*Other Earth

And/Re:
For I, Wish
New Orleans, Before
Write Instructions
Love-Storm
Main
Soleil
Fishing
This Life
Goodnight, Irene
TELLeMEnt
First Valentine
Believe

Writings

Sojournal: Diary of a Fisherwoman in France – Part I
Sojournal: Diary of a Fisherwoman in France – Part II
Sojournal: Diary of a Fisherwoman in France – Part III
The Hand
Heartland
Reflections on an Interview: Günter Ludwig
An Interview with Günter Ludwig
“Time is a Willow” An Interview with NAU NUA Arts Magazine
Sojournal IV: Paris to Cincinnatti; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Cincinnatti to Paris
Sojournal V: Paris Orly Airport; Madrid to New York; LaGuardia Airport; New York to Cleveland; Akron Canton Red Roof Inn

The Past, Again
~~Give Me
†*re-Pressed Flower
†*Gaudete
*The Seven-Legged Spider
~†*Leave Me
†*Why the WilloW
†*Witness to Beauty, Fading
~†*Black Figure in the Snow
~~†*Bottled Soul
*Incantations at San Toma
~Time and Tide
~My Love is a She
*Twitch
~†*Being Pale Next to You
~Paper Ships
~~Dreaming While Awake
^*Last Five Dollars
~*My World Exists

 

 

 

 



W h y   t h e   W i l l o W  ( 2010 )

~Why the Willow

WINTER / HIVER
~Awake in ‘ing
Bon Appétit
conScience
Echoes of Thoughts, Cascading
für Vincent
Gypsy Moth
Magasin
Japorama
Noir et Blanc
~Mannheim to Paris
~~Once Was
Poète
~The Seven-Legged Spider
Playing with Pixels
Tempest
Winter
*Touch

SPRING / PRINTEMPS
Animation
Exhibitioniste
†*Gaudete
~Half-Cent ipede
~I’ve Seen Beauty
~Lava
Odisallos Afimerod
~Medicine Man in Sceaux
One, 2-3-4
Pseudo-Nymph
Quiet
Spare Change
~Vodka
Yesterday contra-Diction
Youmoi et Metoi,
A Walk

SUMMER / ETE
~Boxing
~~Give Me
~†*Leave Me
Henriette
Jarrett (wanting You)
Know Not
~Man, aged
Maintaint
Mobile
Oui, Tu
†*re-Pressed Flower
Voyeur (staring at a Lighthouse)
*Thursdelay
You’re Here
Three-dimension Pendulum

AUTUMN / AUTOMNE
Butcher
~Finding Piece
Hangover
HSML
Midnight Outside
Madame Renee
No Song
Noteworthy
One-Tenth
~Ovalyn
Our Kiss
Polyrhythmic Lover
US.
War Heroes
Whoreoscope
Venetian Foreshadow
~†*Witness to Beauty, Fading
The Women
Starflower

~Why the Willow (version français)

 



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O b s e r v i n g   t h e   L a b y r i n t h   f r o m   H e a v e n  (2007, 2008 )

and/or

T r a n s c r i p t i o n s   o f   T i m e  :  T h e   C o l l e c t e d   W o r k s  ( 2009 )

~~Author’s Note

New York & Brooklyn
31-Love
A muse, Me
Airbrushed Sky
The (Bearable) Lightness of Being
†*~Being Pale Next to You
*Le Compositeur
Daddy’s Airplane
~*Eternal Story
Granddaughter of a Freemason
Helen of Troy
~Hospitality
I Forget Who This Was For
I Have a Penis Too
I’m migration
It’s Tuesday and New York is Alive!
I Wish
Lady Lust, the Tongue Twister
^*Last Five Dollars
Lunar Eclipse & Post Script
~Metronome
Middle-C Lass
~*My World Exists
Nothingness
La Nuit de Sade
Observing the Labyrinth from Heaven
Okay, Computer
Pancha Sila
~Paper Ships
Photographer
*Poem for Nobody in Particular
A Question from Venus to Mars
A Sister in Red
There is No Answer
~*Thoughts Along an L.A. Freeway I
*Thoughts Along an L.A. Freeway II
Watching Fire Burn
*With You

Dublin, London, Glasgow & Edinburgh
~~~*Central Station 00:38
*Comatose
Feudalism
Fisherman Malcolm
~~Here I Am
Hunger
~Somer Morwnynge
~You Are the One

Venice & Treviso
The Music of Venice
My Love is a She
~Il Redentore
Santa Lucia
Virgin Sapphire

Athens & Piraeus
Athenian Green
Dreaming While Awake
Footsteps Through Closed Doors
Harvest Moon
Nudo
Oberon
~Teach Me to Tango
Watching Brothers Embrace

Nimes, Junas, Rouen & Normandy
Heart(h)
~Mère Adoptif
Mother Ocean
~*Normandie
~Note to Kerouac (while On the Road)
A Princess’s Passage
Traveling with Legends

Toulouse, Minervois & Bordeaux
The Bench
*Fenêtres
Grounded
*Incantations at San Tomà
Kiss Me
Mirror of Water
The Night I Saw Diamonds
Telling Lies on a Train
~Time and Tide
~La Ville Rose

Stuttgart, Karlsrhue & Mannheim
D.G.
Ivage
Occupation
Oktober
A People, A Place
You Want

Suburban Paris, France
*Black Figure in the Snow
~Bottled Soul
Camouflage
Chauffage
Colorless
~Confessions to an Intangible Lover
~~*Dilution
Egyptian Perfume Palace
Emerald Isles
Funeral
The Girl Who Still Believes in Pink Sunflowers
Headaches
Home Again
I Am Not a Faerie
*I Believe
In finite Flora
*Jour-Nuit
~The Land of Do
Malevich, You and Me
The Man With Too Many Scars
My Beloved Figue Tree (again)
~~My Religion
Nocturne-al
Not a Poem for You
The Other Woman
Overgrown Figue Tree
Rhythm
~~Rondine (Little Bird)
~Sakura
~Secret Garden
Silent Morning
Stalin Contemplation
String of Consciousness
Timeless
To Look Loosely
Tonight, I Cannot Write
Waiting for Tomorrow
Why.

Ellezelles, Belgium & Lille
~Fugue

Paris & Montmartre
~~20 Questions
~American’t
~The Artiste at Montparnasse
Autumn Fragility
Bach words & Appall in air
Blackout
~Country Home in an Urban Park
Devised.
Dread-locked Father
Un Étage
Expired Citizen
GL.owstick revival
Green Dress
Human
~*Just the Right Volume
Love Moves
Natural(Industrial)ization, Human(Constructiv)ism
The non-Thinkers
On Meeting
Paris
Paris Lightening
Poem for Mattie May Thomas
Poly-Monogamy
~Prose-ish in Paris
~Purple
~Raining Fire
Re-Incarnation, a Painter Again
*Return Ticket
Rugby, dans Paris
Sacre Cœur
Sainte Clotilde
Sou venir
~Still, Life
*Threesome
Tiny Dancer
~To the Jealous Girlfriend
*Twitch
~~*Underneath Parisian Streets
~~Unfinished Dedication
W
~Watching Clouds Pass over Glass
What Will
Youmoi et Metoi
Your Eyes Will Change Tonight (and I am Not There)






u n p u b l i s h e d  ( 2013-14 )

2007
6 O’clock Stars
Absentee
Aural Colour
Beachcombing
Beethoven’s 9th
Blue Light
Burning Sage
Carnivale
Cubit (Frozen Fire)
Daydream, While Walking in the Sun
Differing Degrees
Dynamic of a Constantly Changing Definition
Ecstaseae
Gathering Rainbows (an Affair)
Gypsy with a Heart that Grew
Heartland
Herb Garden
I Am Just
I’m migrant
Impossible Possible
I’ve Learned
Killing Me Softly
The Kiss
Lady Lighthouse
Language, Learned
The Lake (Nature’s Timing and Speaking to Geese)
Like This
Lingual

Long-Distance
Lucid Day Dream
Malfunctioning
Mi-mi Cry
Midnight,
Missing
No More Reunions
None but the Chosen
notes, 13 août 2014
Notes from Providence ER
Obligation & Refuse
Palmprints on the Mirror
Paralleling Mist’ Opportunity
Permafrost
Possession
Prismatic
Rose Hips
Safety Danse
The Secret
Shaded
Shiloh
Should I Ever Be Granted
Somehow, Still
Such a Breed
Tired Man’s Dream
To La Traviata
To the Lost Man (I Found)
White Curtains