Poetry. Drama. This book contains a play about a woman who dies twice, a treatise on why there are no female absurdists, and several unfortunate references to goldfish. In fact, the book was almost called "The Fish" in the way that Gogol's story is called "The Nose," except that unlike the olfactory organ of the Gogol story, neither the woman nor the fish has yet developed a life of her own, and it is perhaps beyond the powers of the author to indicate whether this is a happy or sad undevelopment. Much of the text is simply unattributed lines from Pina Bausch, Virginia Woolf, Daniil Kharms, Albert Camus, Clarice Lispector, and others.
Darcie Dennigan is the author of Corinna A-Maying the Apocalypse, MADAME X, and PALACE OF SUBATOMIC BLISS. From 2011-2016, she worked as the founder and co-director of Frequency Writers, a nonprofit arts organization in Providence, RI, and currently works as a poet in residence at UConn, a freelance writer, and an adjunct prof. She's at work right now on a libretto, with composer Jason Thorpe Buchanan, for an opera version of Knut Hamsun's Hunger. With artist Carl Dimitri, she is also working on a project called Age of Aquarius Risorgimento.Author City: PROVIDENCE, RI USA