Fiction. "MOIRA has the complexity of both a mystery and a morality tale. It is ripe with poetic stratagems. Norma Cole has invented a liquid space where figures enter passageways (sections) of 'discovery rather than defining.' She examines appearances as if they were granular. She maintains an immaculate stance (and one of surprise) balancing a prose structure with poetry. And the agility with which she disrupts the book's linearity. As if a continual ticking were still heard in that interrupted space.. 'The pages were hidden in my mouth.' A 'pleated summing up' can only defer to the passageways of an exceptional book" - Barbara Guest.
Norma Cole is a poet, translator and visual artist. Recent works include a book of art, DRAWINGS (Further Other Book Works, 2020), a book of poetry, Fate News (2018), and a film, By the Turning Bridge (2019). Other work includes ACTUALITIES (Litmus Press, 2015), WHERE SHADOWS WILL: SELECTED POEMS 1988-2008 (City Lights Publishers, 2009), DO THE MONKEY (Zasterle, 2006), SCOUT (Krupskaya, 2005), MOIRA (O Books, 1995) and MARS (Listening Chamber, 1994). She lives in San Francisco.Author City: SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA