Poetry. SELF-DESTRUCTION is an uneasy harmonics between self, self-representation, and other. Dissonant and deceptive, their frequencies resound throughout the text, amplifying and collapsing difference. In the cosmology of SELF-DESTRUCTION, the unified "I" breaks into a constellation of truths existing at different moments. Phrases gape unfinished or aslant, syntax squirms, and strips of prose replace rhyme with rupture. Yet the song calls for its response. At a time of no moon, Moriarty asks, what is fate? What truth is capable of surviving its repetition?
Laura Moriarty's recent books are PERSONAL VOLCANO (2019), Verne & Lemurian Objects (2017), The Fugitive Notebook (2014), WHO THAT DIVINES (2014), A TONALIST (2010), A Semblance: Selected and New Poems, 1975-2007, and the novel ULTRAVIOLETA (2006). Her awards include Poetry Center Book Award, a Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Award in Poetry, a New Langton Arts Award in Literature and a Fund for Poetry grant. She lives in Richmond, California.Author City: RICHMOND, CA USA