Poetry. In this brilliant meditation on urban space and our place(s) within it, Samantha Giles confronts head on the question of 'what is to be done?" "Start with a circle or something like it. Fear maybe. Circle as a symbol for the whole." Through a shifting, multilayered account structured around the 148 murders that occurred in Oakland in 2006, Giles takes us deep into the core of a set of urban contradictions and the subjectivities produced by them and begins the necessary work of asking where we might start to find a somewhere else. "A gall is a symbol. A tricky agreement with allegory. The gall operates as a symbol to the plant. Is this text a plant or a gall?"
Samantha Giles grew up in an industrial section of Santa Monica, California and currently lives in the flatlands of Oakland, CA. She is the author of DEADFALLS & SNARES (Futurepoem, 2014) and HURDIS ADDO (Displaced Press, 2011). Since 2009, she has been the Director of Small Press Traffic.Author City: OAKLAND, CA USA