Poetry. Cathy Eisenhower's third book takes you somewhere you've never been before and you're never quite sure where that is. Carol Mirakove said, "Eisenhower's premonitions are rife with elliptical magic & profound intelligence 'as a day is, repeatedly lifted.' WOULD WITH AND ignites my love for poetry & makes me want to make more of it: 'think (that) you speak along the tongue telling nothing.'" And Rod Smith asks, "How write when everything's a mystery? Existence? It's weird stuff. Other people? Forget about it. Your quote self unquote. Good luck with that. We're left with flashes of clarity and long bouts of illegibility, often mistaking one for the other. Within this conundrum Cathy Eisenhower's would with and knows time. All, & the specifics: 'flying from tree / to previous tree.'"
Cathy Eisenhower lives and works as a therapist in Washington, DC, and is the author of Language of the Dog-heads (Phylum 2001), CLEARING WITHOUT REVERSAL (Edge Books, 2008), WOULD WITH AND (Roof Books, 2009), and DISTANCE DECAY (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015). She is co-translating the selected poems of Argentine poet Diana Bellessi and co-curated the In Your Ear Reading Series for several years. Her work has recently appeared in The Recluse, Aufgabe, West Wind Review, The Brooklyn Rail, and Fence.Author City: Washington, DC USA