Poetry. Susan Gevirtz cuts the box away from the camera as she disassembles other structures that keep the world, as we picture it, in place. For Gevirtz, the cultural is personal, and the personal is constructed as the cultural media--films, TV, newstories, book narratives--are shaped. These poems, gathered from pieces of her deconstructions, are held together by puns, homonyms, metaphors, and blank space. The empty expanses convey a sense of the peril of the self released into the unknown. "If BLACK BOX CUTAWAY is 'risky,'" Gary Sullivan writes in Rain Taxi, it is because it "so thoroughly and convincingly makes us cognizant of the filters through which we perceive--not just language, but life itself."
Susan Gevirtz is the author of seven books of poetry, including AERODROME ORION & STARRY MESSENGER, THRALL, and HOURGLASS TRANSCRIPTS. Her critical works include Narrative's Journey: The Fiction and Film Writing of Dorothy Richardson and COMING EVENTS (COLLECTED WRITINGS). She co–organizes the annual translation and conversation meeting of The Paros Symposium and teaches at California College of the Arts in San Francisco.Author City: SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA