Poetry. "In this book, Anne Gorrick writes poems of heft and delicacy. Each is constructed as a musical thinking through of an idea, as she builds a poem through deft and fluid repetition and musical ways of speaking. Even though these poems exist here only on the page, her voice, unique and personal, is present in each, and it guides us through her surreal landscapes of concrete abstraction with gentle tenacity and a rich and vivid vocabulary. Everything exists, in her poems, as a thought, as a vision, as a sound through space, and all at once. What a poem must do to justify its existence is to surprise us with its necessary inevitability, which is what these poems do piece by piece, one by one, and together."—Geof Huth
Anne Gorrick is a writer and visual artist. She is the author of several books including AN ABSENCE SO GREAT AND SPONTANEOUS IT IS EVIDENCE OF LIGHT (The Operating System, 2018), The Olfactions: Poems on Perfume (BlazeVOX Books, 2017), A's Visuality (BlazeVOX, 2015), I-FORMATION, BOOK 1 and BOOK 2 (Shearsman Books, 2010 and 2012), and KYOTOLOGIC (Shearsman Books, 2008). She co-edited (with Sam Truitt) IN|FILTRATION: AN ANTHOLOGY OF INNOVATIIVE POETRY FROM THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY (Station Hill Press, 2016). She has collaborated with artist Cynthia Winika to produce a limited edition artists' book, "Swans, the ice," she said, funded by the Women's Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She has also collaborated on in-depth visual and textual projects with Scott Helmes and John Bloomberg-Rissman.
With Melanie Klein, she curates the reading series "Process to Text," which focuses on innovative writing from in and around New York's Hudson Valley. She is a past President, and continuing member of the Board of Trustees at Century House Historical Society, home of the Widow Jane Mine, an all-volunteer organization (www.centuryhouse.org) that presents a variety of arts events (including the annual Subterranean Poetry Festival), and preserves the history of the now-defunct local cement industry. Anne Gorrick lives in West Park, New York.
Author City: West Park, NY USA