Tuesday, May 24, 2011

100 Notes on Violence by Julie Carr

Ahsahta Press, 2010.  For the record, I photographed this several times, and couldn't get the book to come out clearly. This is a shiny book, people. Past that glossy cover, the book is a poetic catalogue of violence: acts large and small, acts that make the papers, acts that go unknown save to the victim and the perpetrator. We see violence in the hypothetical, the actual, and in dreams, all of which accrete into a portrait of the urgent voice speaking to us in these poems, fearful of not being heard, fearful of failing to record one instance.

1 comment:

  1. Ooooh, I've been meaning to get this one! Now that it's recommended, I'm on it.