9780823230068

Multiversal

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  • ISBN13:

    9780823230068

  • ISBN10:

    0823230066

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-03-02
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press

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Summary

Multiversal, the second book by Amy Catanzano proposing a theory of quantum poetics, invites readers to explore the intersections between language, nature, science, and consciousness.Multiversaltakes its name from the multiverse, a science fiction concept that has become an accepted theory in physics. It suggests that reality comprises multiple dimensions in space and time. In form and content, this collection takes novel approaches to the materiality of language itself, to the spacetime of poems.From the Foreword by Michael Palmer: Amy Catanzano offers us a poetic vision of multiple orders and multiple forms, of a fluid time set loose from linearity and an open space that is motile and multidimensional. The work exists at once in a future-past and in a variety of temporal modes. At one moment the scale is intimate, at another infinite. She interrogates our means of observation and measurement (the telescope, the ice-core), our mappings, our cosmic calculations, our assumptions about cause and effect. In the background, there is a war being fought, though which of many wars—cultural, scientific, military—we are not told. In a time of displacement such as ours, she seems to say, in place of universals we must imagine multiversals, in place of the fixed, the metamorphic. As much as the frame may be cosmic (micro- or macro), it is important to remember that the work serves the vital questions of the here-and-now, the flowering of the world, the corrosiveness of violence, the primacy of desire, the necessity of wonder.Multiversalrepresents an effort to see things as they are through an act of poetic reimagining, that is, to see variously within the folds and fields of the actual, where thephysis, or life force, resides.”--Michael Palmer

Author Biography


AMY CATANZANO's first book, iEpiphany, was published by Anne Waldman's Erudite Fangs imprint. Catanzano's poetry hasappeared widely in literary magazines suchas Conjunctions, Denver Quarterly, and Fence.She has an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and teaches in the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University.

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