Poetry. Women's Studies. To the question posed, to Job, as obviously unanswerable—have you seen to the edge of the universe?— Strickland's poems answer, we can, we have. Strickland probes the shape-shifting (reformatted) body and tests our changing (reconfigured) capability of caring for others as she expresses grief for historic, mystic, and mythic women; for women who burn, in space, at the stake, and as they sweep; for her mother and only daughter. Job is asked, Where is the road to light? In these poems, gathered from a lifetime of writing open to history, to code, to mathematics and matter as these translate each other, an abundance of pointers: no road that is not a road to light.
Stephanie Strickland's nine books of poetry include RINGING THE CHANGES (Counterpath, 2019), HOW THE UNIVERSE ID MADE: POEMS NEW & SELECTED (Ahsahta Press, 2019), V : WAVETERCETS / LOSING L'UNA (SpringGun Press, 2014) DRAGON LOGIC (Ahsata Press, 2013), ZONE : ZERO (Ahsahta Press, 2008), and The Red Virgin: A Poem of Simone Weil. She has also published 11 digital poems, most recently "House of Trust," with Ian Hatcher, a generative poem in praise of free public libraries, and "Hours of the Night," an MP4 PowerPoint poem probing age and sleep, with M.D. Coverley. Strickland is a long-time Director of the Electronic Literature Organization and co-editor of the first Electronic Literature Collection. Her work across print and multiple media is being collected by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Duke University.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA