Vers Aloe – Deming Huang


Vers Aloe heralds the poetic debut of artist Deming Huang, emerging from the depths of his artistic exploration. Chronicling personal queer biography, this collection spans continents, capturing his expedition as a ‘ghostly hunter for queer legacies.’ It traverses his odyssey from birth on China’s southernmost island, through his teen years in Australia, to his present abode in the UK. In a haunting and nuanced ensemble of self-dialogue and poetic introspection, Huang deftly navigates the intricacies of the Asian queer diasporas and the discourse of biopolitics.

The book itself stands as a tangible testament to Huang’s artistic and linguistic experiments, mirroring the adaptive nature of a plant within a gallery’s expanse. Resembling a mixed-media installation, it showcases a myriad of poetic forms – ranging from the hybrid richness of free verse, with its multi-layered references, to the entrancing contours of shape poems. The melodious rhythm of prose, the intimate resonance of sauna sonnets, and beyond.

Vers Aloe extends a heartfelt invitation to readers, beckoning them from a mythical mise-en-scène into a tactile literary mise-en-page. This volume orchestrates a dynamic interplay of visual and textual elements, and the dust jacket itself unfurls into a poster displayed with one of his paintings, inviting readers to immerse themselves in the delicate tapestry of Huang’s exploration as he cruises and climbs the enigmatic terrain of queer poetics within the black forest of his own existence.

Format: Softcover + Dust jacket poster

Edition: First Edition of 250

ISBN: 978-1-7394394-0-8

Size: 195 x 130mm

Published by Overwhelm Press, all numbered.

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