Poetry. In LIVIDITY, poet Kim Rosenfield works within the outskirts of language, draining it of connotation and excess. Using words and phrases culled from linguistics textbooks and language-learning manuals, Rosenfield invites the reader to experience everyday vernacular as dislocated affect. What happens when language acts as organ donor? When language, the conveyor of our vulnerability, is transposed into new and often failing terrain? Are expressions of meaning vital enough to keep the organism functioning? What happens when meaning loses its moorings?LIVIDITY compels the reader to navigate through language that sinks, coagulates, empties out, and becomes a forensic tool to determine linguistic/poetic cues of movement within or towards a concept of meaning making. Rosenfield's poetry unsettles and disorients, but ultimately examines. It is an analysis, a scientific picking apart of communication and the limits of self expression.LIVIDITY is published as part of the TrenchArt: Surplus Series, with an introduction by Trisha Low and visual art by Klaus Killisch.
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Kim Rosenfield is a poet and psychotherapist. She is the author of GOOD MORNING—MIDNIGHT— (Roof Books, 2002), which was named Small Press Traffic's Book of the Year in 2002, TRÀMA (Krupskaya, 2004), RE: EVOLUTION (Les Figues Press, 2009), LIVIDITY (Les Figues Press, 2012). and USO (I'LL BE SEEING YOU) (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2013). Her work has been included in the anthologies Bowery Women (YBK Publishers, Inc., 2006), The GURLESQUE: THE NEW GRRLY, GROTESQUE, BURLESQUE POETICS (Saturnalia Books, 2010), AGAINST EXPRESSION: AN ANTHOLOGY OF CONCEPTUAL WRITING (Northwestern University Press, 2011) and I'LL DROWN MY BOOK. She co-founded and co-edited Object magazine (1993-2002) with poet Robert Fitterman. She is part of the artist/writer's collaborative Collective Task (COLLECTIVE TASK, Patrick Lovelace Editions, 2009). Rosenfield lives and works in NYC.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA