Poetry. Tangling the language of social-scientific investigations of rape, media constructions of perpetrators and victims, and autobiographical memory, DISTANCE DECAY moves through that linguistic (and conceptual) mess via disclosure and even lyric. In attempts to come to literal terms with the experience of rape, the book establishes a play/ground in language for personal, historical emotion through personality theory and affective genealogies.
Cathy Eisenhower lives and works as a therapist in Washington, DC, and is the author of Language of the Dog-heads (Phylum 2001), CLEARING WITHOUT REVERSAL (Edge Books, 2008), WOULD WITH AND (Roof Books, 2009), and DISTANCE DECAY (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015). She is co-translating the selected poems of Argentine poet Diana Bellessi and co-curated the In Your Ear Reading Series for several years. Her work has recently appeared in The Recluse, Aufgabe, West Wind Review, The Brooklyn Rail, and Fence.Author City: Washington, DC USA