Poetry. The dark and bright of what it means to be human: McCabe examines this remorselessly, tenderly, and with a grain of "Sel," a thread of humor. PERPETUAL MOTION investigates who we are in a voice influenced by French poetry and painting, jazz, science, anthropology, and the wilderness itself. Says judge Gray Jacobik, "Her worldview—one of absolute unity fraught with infinite divisions, of great and ceaseless morphing—informs and shapes the sheer inventiveness, the wit, the passion of these lines. These are poems of moral complexity as well...wherein the poet considers the effects of hatred, rage, violence." Carol Frost adds, "With a different kind of loveliness...McCabe describes the things of this world. Popular culture, the theory of relativity, history, Magritte, higher math, religions, and philosophy are lenses to help us see, and McCabe's language attunes us to what for others is beyond hearing."
Marilyn McCabe's first collection, PERPETUAL MOTION, was published by The Word Works in the Hilary Tham Capital Collection. She received A Room of Her Own Foundation's 2012 Orlando Prize and her work appears in journals such as Nimrod, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and Painted Bride Quarterly, her French translations and songs on Numero Cinq, and a video-poem on The Continental Review.Author City: Saratoga Springs, NY USA