Poetry. Amy Catanzano's iEPIPHANY proposes a theory of quantum poetics through "a futuristic lyric that implodes upon impact"--Laura Moriarty. "For Catanzano, the temporality of the lyric takes a turn; the poems in this book have become lyrics of temporality. The iEpiphanies that follow are nothing less than glimpses of light moving through time: light and time, intertwined"--Lyn Hejinian.
Author City: WINSTON SALEM, NC USA
Amy Catanzano's second book, Multiversal (Fordham University Press, 2009), received the PEN USA Literary Award in Poetry. Multiversal was selected for publication by Michael Palmer for Fordham's Poets Out Loud Prize. Her first book, iEPIPHANY (2008), was published by Anne Waldman's independent publishing venture, Erudite Fangs Editions. An e-chapbook, the heartbeat is a fractal, was released by Toronto/Tokyo-based Ahadada Books in 2009. Her speculative essays on the intersections of poetry, science, and pataphysics have been published in Jerome Rothenberg's Poems and Poetics, and a collaborative discussion project on poetry and science in which she participated appears in Jacket2. Originally from Boulder, Colorado, she is an Assistant Professor of English and serves as Poet-in- Residence and Director of Creative Writing at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. She has an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop.