Poetry. ROAM marks a migration: back, forward and round again. Who stays? Who is allowed to roam? Mistakes, reverses—what do we take of our presence and past as we discover the world through our own perceiving? Motion comes first, then form. What is fixed? And who is with us? How does the past come toward us? How do we make sense of loss, silence? Disoriented, relating to a past that is unclear, we cannot be sure both where we are and which direction we're moving. The question becomes where is the future? ROAM proceeds toward it by echolation and witness—making something integral come alive.
Laressa Dickey is a writer based in Sweden. She's the author of SYNCOPATIONS (Shearsman Books, 2019), ROAM (Shearsman Books, 2016), BOTTOMLAND (Shearsman Books, 2014), and Twang, as well as several chapbooks, including A Piece of Information About His Invisibility. Together with Andrea Steves, she co-authored Radio Graveyard Orbit, a speculative book about space junk. With Magdalena Freudenschuss, she's written a series of feminist texts entitled: Re:assembling Emotional Labor: On the Politics of Care. Together with her partner Ali Gharavi, she is creating an installation for the Bergen Assembly 2019 entitled How to Pass Time With No Reference, about their experiences inside/outside Turkish prison.Author City: MEMPHIS, TN USA