Poetry. While TORCHWOOD documents the loss of a religion and at times, the loss of language, it gathers hope as it goes. The mostly serial works in this collection explore the possibility of faith in humanity—colleagues, classmates, strangers, lovers—attempting a language of clear-seeing and shared spirit. A poetry of inner and outer worlds, of the diary and of the subway, TORCHWOOD moves between the sentence and its trust in storytelling, and the fragment—evidence of the need to create silence in order to tell.
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Jill Magi is the author of LABOR (Nightboat, 2014), THREADS (Futurepoem, 2007), TORCHWOOD (Shearsman, 2008), CADASTRAL MAP (Shearsman Books, 2011), and SLOT (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2011), as well as multiple chapbooks and numerous small, handmade books. Her essays have been anthologized in LETTERS TO POETS (Saturnalia Books, 2008) and the ECO LANGUAGE READER (Nightboat Books, 2010), and visual works have been exhibited at the Textile Arts Center, the Brooklyn Arts Council, apexart, and Pace University. In 2011, she was an artist-in-residence at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, and she was a writer-in-residence with Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in 2006-07. Jill has taught in the MFA programs at Columbia College Chicago and School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently on the faculty of New York University in Abu Dhabi. For her efforts in small press publishing, Jill was named by Poets & Writers magazine as one of the 50 most inspiring writers in 2010.Author City: ABU DHABI UAE