Poetry. California Interest. HOTEL ABC is poetry fieldwork done in the trenches of daily life. The poems in HOTEL ABC function as ethnographic notes, exposing the fact that we are all under the thumb of circadian rhythm, struggling to negotiate our shared condition. Reporters and hotel guests leave and enter the book, revealing that the face of the beloved is also an icon, that some sounds can only be heard in certain places and that the origins of language are impossible to locate.
Susan Gevirtz is the author of seven books of poetry, including AERODROME ORION & STARRY MESSENGER, THRALL, and HOURGLASS TRANSCRIPTS. Her critical works include Narrative's Journey: The Fiction and Film Writing of Dorothy Richardson and COMING EVENTS (COLLECTED WRITINGS). She co–organizes the annual translation and conversation meeting of The Paros Symposium and teaches at California College of the Arts in San Francisco.Author City: SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA