Poetry. In alternating currents of prose and verse, SHOT reaches beyond the tradition of the nocturne to illuminate contradictory impulses and intensities of night. SHOT inhabits the sinister, visionary, intimate, haunted, erotic capacities to see and hear things at night, in the fertile void containing our own psychological and physical darkness. Via Levinas who locates self-knowledge and ethical contract in insomnia, this darkness is one "stuck full of eyes." Here the insomniac falls into a Beckettian pattern of waiting, in an inextricable dialogue with a selfhood that cannot settle down. In a perpetual play between empirical and abstract knowledge, tantrum and meditation, SHOT creates torque that drives beyond material experience.
Christine Hume is the author of three books of poetry and six chapbooks, most recently, Question Like a Face (Image Text Ithaca), SATURATION PROJECT (Solid Objects, 2021), A DIFFERENT SHADE FOR EACH PERSON READING THE STORY (PANK Books, 2020), and SHOT (Counterpath Press, 2009). Since 2001, she has been faculty in the Interdisciplinary Creative Writing program at Eastern Michigan University.
Author City: YPSILANTI, MI USA