Poetry. "SCATTER MATRIX unfolds like a map, grid tracing multiple possibilites of language and form. Here is a scale, and a sense of time, where the score offers discrete signatures: 3 and 4 line measures upon which words balance or pivot forward. The result is a cumulation, a sense of connection along the diagonal, spins and collisions, slow fades and vaporous dissolves. Abigail Child's work invites productive inquiry and rewards readerly attention, to (the means of) the production of meaning, a late 20th century witness"--Erica Hunt.
Abigail Child is a media artist and writer whose original montage pushes the envelope of sound-image-text. The author of five other books of poetry, among them A Motive for Mayhem (Potes & Poets Press, 1989) and SCATTER MATRIX (Roof Books, 1996) as well as a book of criticism THIS IS CALLED MOVING: A Critical Poetics of Film (University Alabama Press, 2005), her writing has appeared in many print and online journals and anthologies. Her films, compulsive visual and aural legerdemain, have been widely awarded and shown internationally. A Professor of Media at the Museum School, Boston, at Tufts University, she lives in Boston and New York.