Poetry. The 2009 Sawtooth Poetry Prize, selected by Rae Armantrout, is Julie Carr's provocative 100 NOTES ON VIOLENCE. Carr obsessively researches intimate terrorism, looking everywhere from Whitman and Dickinson to lists of phobias and weapon-store catalogs for answers. This book is a dream-document both of light and innocence—babies and the urge to protect them—and of giving in to a wrenching darkness, where despair lies in the very fact that no single factor is to blame.
Julie Carr is the author of six books of poetry, most recently 100 NOTES ON VIOLENCE, RAG, THINK TANK, and OBJECTS FROM A BORROWED CONFESSION. She is also the author of Surface Tension: Ruptural Time and the Poetics of Desire in Late Victorian Poetry and the co-translator of Leslie Kaplan's Excess-the Factory. She regularly collaborates with dance artist K.J. Holmes and is the co-founder of Counterpath Press and Counterpath Gallery.
Author City: Denver, CO USA