Ropewalk makes an acrobatic journey through the structures of history and language. Reminiscent of the work of Adrienne Rich and Gertrude Stein, Carr’s poems are compelling and challenging. At the core of the book lies a suite of poems that artfully revises the biography of sixteenth-century poet Louise Labé. Carr’s subtle skills bring language, ideas, memory and silences into a brilliant and highly original constellation.
isbn: 0973943823 / 9780973943825 │ 10.00 │ 6 x 6 inches │ 96 pages │ 2006
Poet and translator Angela Carr is the author of two poetry collections, most recently The Rose Concordance (BookThug: Toronto, 2009). Her translation of Chantal Neveu’’s Coït is forthcoming with BookThug in 2012. Angela is a doctoral student in the Département de littérature comparée at the Université de Montréal. She divides her time between Montréal and New York City.
“These poems are fascinating, difficult as stories constructed ‘under customs of cut and paste’ require a different kind of seeing. They meditate on history, dream, and autobiography as woven together, threads in the ropewalk, over which we traverse the abyss of the past, propelled by desire, memory and imagination.”
— Mary di Michele