Poetry. SELF-DESTRUCTION is an uneasy harmonics between self, self-representation, and other. Dissonant and deceptive, their frequencies resound throughout the text, amplifying and collapsing difference. In the cosmology of SELF-DESTRUCTION, the unified "I" breaks into a constellation of truths existing at different moments. Phrases gape unfinished or aslant, syntax squirms, and strips of prose replace rhyme with rupture. Yet the song calls for its response. At a time of no moon, Moriarty asks, what is fate? What truth is capable of surviving its repetition?
Laura Moriarty was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and grew up in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and in Northern California. She attended the University of California at Berkeley. She was the Director of the American Poetry Archives at the Poetry Center at San Francisco State University for many years. She has taught at Naropa University and Mills College and is now the Deputy Director of Small Press Distribution. Her books include WHO THAT DIVINES (Nightboat Books, 2014), A TONALIST (Nightboat Books, 2010), A SEMBLANCE: SELECTED AND NEW POEMS, 1975-2007 (Omnidawn, 2007), ULTRAVIOLETA (Atelos, 2006), SELF-DESTRUCTION (Post-Apollo Press, 2005), NUDE MEMOIR (Krupskaya, 2000), THE CASE (0 Books, 1998), SPICER'S CITY (Poetry New York, 1998), SYMMETRY (Avec Books, 1996), L'Archiviste (Zasterle 1991), LIKE ROADS (Kelsey St. Press, 1990), and RONDEAUX (Roof Books, 1990).Author City: RICHMOND, CA USA