Fiction. In Ultravioleta, a variety of space travelers -- some clones, some humans, some robots, some aliens who are called "I," and a number of hybrids of the above -- travel around time and space, think, talk, have a dinner, and eventually get on board a paper ship called Ultravioleta. A couple of the main characters may or may not plummet into the center of Europa, after which the I's may or may not go extinct. "ULTRAVIOLETA is in the first place a mind that is spacious, with spangled depths on the order of William Blake and Phillip K. Dick. Our Mental Travelers are shining, friendly, off-hand and amorous astronauts, humans, monsters, aliens, and constructions, and they move through the galaxy on wings of a consciousness that is more than permeable...[Moriarty] has invented a new kind of tale in which the materiality of language and the magic of story combine in ever more wondrous agreements"—Robert Glück.
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