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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 eight books of print poetry—including V: WAVETERCETS / LOSING L'UNA (SpringGun Press, 2014), DRAGON LOGIC (Ahsahta Press, 2013), and ZONE: ZERO (Ahsahta Press, 2008) —and eleven digital poems have garnered many awards, among them the Brittingham, Sandeen, Boston Review, and Best of the Net Prizes. Her latest collection is HOW THE UNIVERSE IS MADE: POEMS NEW & SELECTED 1985-2019 (Ahsahta Press, 2019). She has been granted National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, New York Foundation for the Arts, and New York Creative Artists Public Service fellowships. A member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Literature Organization, she co-edited Electronic Literature Collection/1. Her digital poems have been shown widely in Europe, Canada, and the United States, including at the Library of Congress and the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Strickland lives in New York City.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA