Poetry. Presented as a set of thirty "clips" (often accompanied by one or two "examples"), this wonderful new series of poems by E. Tracy Grinnell has both a cinematic quality (the works proceed in frames and flickers) and something of the recurrent character of news cuttings. One can imagine the poems as phenomenal encapsulations; one can read them as captions of perception. But they also serve as temporal prompts; the observations they detail set time in motion. The confluence of effort, object, and moment that creates Some Clear Souvenir brings time into the frame before us, filling it with the present. This is a book of prolonged fleeting--a book of life"--Lyn Hejinian.
E. Tracy Grinnell is the author of several books of poetry, including HELL FIGURES (Nightboat Books, 2016), PORTRAIT OF A LESSER SUBJECT (Elis Press, 2015), Helen: A Fugue (Belladonna Elder Series #1, 2008), SOME CLEAR SOUVENIR (O Books, 2006), and MUSIC OR FORGETTING (O Books, 2001). Grinnell's poetry has been translated into French, Serbian, and Portuguese. She currently teaches in the MFA Writing Program at Pratt Institute and lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is the founding editor and director of Litmus Press.Author City: BROOKLYN, NY USA