Our very own Laura M.’s book is here, and it’s ravishing. The cover painting is “Death of Cythera,” by Brett Goodroad.
Says Elizabeth Robinson, “Laura Moriarty’s Who That Divines opens onto a vastness of inquiry wherein the political, the philosophical, and the autobiographical all commingle. One might rightly say that this is an ambitious collection, but it is also resolutely anti-ambitious in its organicism, in the ways that it reenters our assumptions about such matters as gender, power, or matter itself: here, the reader is arrested within conceptions of time, limit, and body and compelled to live them anew.”
The body is a humble thing
Made of death & water
The fashion is to dress it plain
And use the mind for border
Check out the latest episode of KCRW’s Bookworm - Michael Silverblatt talks with Ben Estes and Alan Felsenthal of The Song Cave and poet Amanda Nadelberg about this fantastic collection. I especially liked hearing them read his “artist’s statement” in rounds…
happy MLA! come visit our booth and say hi to SPD’s deputy director, poet Laura Moriarty.
p.s. we have gently damaged copies of the amazing, limited edition Oulipo Compendium (published by Make Now Press), for $5!
p.s.s. don’t miss two awesome events arranged by SPD and CLMP:
tonight, at 7:30 at SAIC (off-site):
Urayoan Noel, Daniel Borzutzky, Jen Scappattone, Anna Deeny, Johannes Göransson, John Keene, Nathanaël and Joshua Clover
tomorrow night, at 5:15
The Politics of Poetry in Performance, Session 646
Margaret Ronda, Christine Wertheim, Kate Zambreno, Douglas Kearney, and Ronaldo V. Wilson
MORE DETAILS AVAILABLE AT THE BOOTH