Poetry. Carrie Olivia Adams delves into a space defined by air and sky, each movement another scene of a movie re-filmed many times over. INTERVENING ABSENCE, a series of sequences that question silence and interaction (and which both stand alone and themselves interact), is a work of strong architectural integrity populated by speakers whose vulnerability is extreme. Adams writes, "The poems wait, lie still. The poems creep and jump forward. The poems tense and relax their muscles. They interact with the unseen, the wished for, and the undeniably present. I can only hope that in their whispers to you they intervene." These poems calmly announce a realm of interrupted conversations with the self as moving pictures projected on parlor walls, where Adams engages the idea of pause and distance.
Carrie Olivia Adams lives in Chicago with her husband and two cats. She is the Promotions and Marketing Communications Director for the University of Chicago Press and the poetry editor for Black Ocean. Her books includeE THE THING OF MEMORY (Tolsun Books, 2021), OPERATING THEATER (Noctuary Press, 2015), FORTY- ONE JANE DOE'S (Ahsahta Press, 2013), and INTERVENING ABSENCE (Ahsahta Press, 2009) in addition to the chapbooks Proficiency Badges, Grapple, Overture in the Key of F, and A Useless Window. When she's not making poems, she's making biscuits.
Author City: CHICAGO, IL USA