Poetry. "In the nervy, emotionally muted, and genre foot-loose 'post-language' writing scene of the 1990s, Elizabeth Fodaski was a writer that many of us didn't just 'like,' but absolutely revered. Always the designer & engineer of writing instances--from the bottom up (in contrast to merely elasticizing pre-existing writerly habits--a la early 2000s) Fodaski's poetics remains a beacon for innovative ways to re-cut the problematic of representation. This much-awaited new installment to her poetic trajectory is truly a cause for celebration. DOCUMENT demonstrates that a micro-to-macro-and-back scaling of social meaning is still a horizon worth exploring. Striking in this collection are the artful synchronizations of the social surround's harder edges with 'internal meditation' after-image effects; many other effects abound. If the buzz today is all about 're-purposing'--in technology, art, urbanization, and politics, then this is re-purposing in and of poetic thought"--Rodrigo Toscano.
Elizabeth Fodaski was born and raised in New York City, where she still lives. She published and edited the poetry magazine Torque from 1993 to 1999, during which time she was also a curator for The Segue Foundation's reading series. The author of DOCUMENT (Roof Books, 2010) and FRACAS (Krupskaya, 1999), Fodaski teaches English at Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn. Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA