Anne Gorrick

Folio #1 - August 4, 2009
A Rarely Seen Shift

in a flickering / cameraless / age without process / overshadow
crossing / paperless / narrative readymade / seldom seen
an event / of / great interest
no editorial / preoccupied with / appropriation / scrim, static
words / caught in / nets
less like work / than / series
transfer / mix / a little collage
seemingly random / all manner / part core / part diary / an event in large numbers
translate / I manipulate / his static / a postcard / a windstorm
improvisatory / paperless / hatching / laying / face down / dry nib
coherently famous / he is less studied / fluctuating / a veneer without touch /
               critic crosses paperless / astronauts as small as television
She wanders in his filtering systems / among his better known / illust rations /
               few moving parts / sheen and age
in gesture / and / clearer
headline and newsmakers / She is part of his / permanent / collection
Their wedding: / a / transfer drawing

Folio #2 - August 5, 2009
Devoted to Astronauts for example

a mistake / to label / the / accumulations
a map / as small as / astronauts
household appliances / the recurring sparkplugs / their materialism / is / personal
the favored image / an offhand target / spare use / signs (def: greasy)/ are born
Sometimes / forms / are altered
newspaper headlines / white gouache / in the lower right corner
pitching or battling / miniscule / hot air, left foot / his personal use (def: Greekless)
wives cluster around his smiling / group portraits / she can do easier
conjurings / (def: greasy) / to say / schematics
Her margins / (def: greedily) / appear / several times
delicacy or drawing / a grim joke / showing his orbit
helicopters establish politics / an / exhibition catalog
“Poems Wanted” / shown tackling / a rocket scientist (def: greaved, greaves, Greek)
Such seems to say / snippets, sports, stand-ins / bespeak / entrenched
plight or portrait? / ways that thwart easy / expand her spare uses / in five red nations

Folio #3 - August 5, 2009
The Recurring Spark, a Stand-in

Drawing departs / most / emphatically
his conflation of / high school / and / football
when reading / is / sprinkled / with looking
occasions / in / bottles
back-and-forth / windshield-wiper action / trace
a repeated interest / in his / analogies
genius folded like history / reverses his famous / in action not in (oto oto oto oto otologic)
the highly structured / hatching / thrilling and retrace
drawing betters her worst / eradicate / his / tumult
Mr. Rauschenberg / never stopped / folding
back-and-forth / repeat and reverse / the body in contact with the work
He thrills her formation / in tumult / to present (face plate number)
View / the famous absence
In the drawing “Trapped” / all this going / blunt / rebus / yet
her outlines / are / a mistake

Anne Gorrick's first full-length book of poetry, Kyotologic, was published in 2008 by Shearsman Books (Exeter, UK). New books, I Formation (I) and I Formation II, are due out beginning in Fall 2010 and 2011, also from Shearsman Books.

She writes: "My work inhabits a space embodying both place and machine, and is informed by living near New York's Hudson River my whole life. I also am captivated by all kinds of mechanical gardens - trains and their tracks, cars, tools, senseless metals. I am currently working on a series of poems that are experiments with translation engines, creating sense into nonsense back into sense again. I am hostage to the accident, the fragment, the unexpected. The experience of putting language through a mechanical process makes words more into things and then somehow more malleable, more surprising.

"In addition to my written work, I also curate a reading series called Cadmium Text that features innovative writing from in and around the Hudson Valley. More information can be found at www.cadmiumtextseries.blogspot.com

"I also co-curate with Lynn Behrendt the electronic poetry journal Peep/Show, a taxonomic investigation into various poets serial work. More at: www.peepshowpoetry.blogspot.com

"Frustrated by the limits of my laser printer, I've begun to add visual elements to the text by working in encaustic, printmaking, and traditional Japanese papermaking. In 2001 I completed a collaborative artists’ book, "Swans, the ice," she said through the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY. This edition of 90 books was funded by grants from WSW and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Images of this book can be seen at the websites for the Women’s Studio Workshop and R&F Handmade Paints."

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