night mode by Caelan Ernest (PREORDER)

night mode by Caelan Ernest (PREORDER)

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night mode is a book-length serial poem that oscillates between digital and IRL topias, blurring the line between the two. In five poetic sequences and a brief coda, this deeply visceral and darkly erotic book explores themes of abjection, violence, limerence, love, and desire. The speaker navigates shifts in their identity in response to the encounters and exchanges they make, allowing each poem to expand upon the last— rupturing into new formal landscapes that give way for a pastiche wasteland of internet speech and cybernetic bodies. Through music, lyric, fragmentation, and play, night mode is an artifact of exploration and identity.

Caelan Ernest is a nonbinary poet, writer, and performer. Most recently, their work has been published in them., Blush Lit, Channel Void, WUSSY, Hayden’s Ferry Review, baest: a journal of queer forms & affects, We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics, and elsewhere. They hold an MFA in Writing from Pratt Institute. They are Director of Publicity at Nightboat Books. They live with their cat named Salad in Brooklyn. Their book ICONOCLAST is also forthcoming from Everybody Press in 2024.

5.5 x 8 inches
Perfect Binding
Letterpress, Inkjet
March 2023
ISBN: 978-1-956639-09-4

Cover Design by Rhonda Khalifeh

Layout Design by Craig Tilford

Letterpress Printed by Everybody Press at the Center for Book Arts, New York
Inkjet and Perfect Binding by our staff at Everybody Press in Industry City