Poetry. Women's Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. Art. "Are you feeling helpless and angry? I am. I'm having a quiet rage against the material and immaterial machine. Thank you for holding me. This book is a shard of frustration. It's a place to process emotion. Angry and curious, I recently dived into some dark online spaces that I hope one day will be lost, and documented words and phrases used about and against women. I'm working with the concept of printing itself: its terminology and actions are historically drawn from the human body. As an experimental letterpress printer, I often use words to give paper a hard time, and the audience can usually witness the marks left by my processes. In this physical book I have had to think flatter, within the restrictions of contemporary digital print processes."—Caren Florance
Caren Florance is the author of the poetry book LOST IN CASE (Cordite Books, 2019). She often works under the imprint Ampersand Duck. She is an artist/designer who focuses on the book and the printed word and uses traditional and contemporary processes to play with material poetics and poets. Dr. Florance teaches across visual art and visual communications at the ANU School of Art & Design, University of Canberra, and the National Art School.
Author City: CANBERRA AUS