EP19circle The Silence that Fills the Future
Julie Carr

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In EP 19, Julie Carr offers three essays, each from a separate future prose book, and a series of 14-line poems from her ongoing project “Real Life: An Installation.”
“For years I only worked on one or two projects at a time. I could not understand people who flipped back and forth between files on their computers like birds feeding various nests at once. But as the future looks shorter to me now than it did then, I began, for better or worse, to cram more into the days or into the computer… Somehow all four of these entities co-exist and grow together, though they are at different stages of expansion or contraction. For this chapbook, Andy Fitch and I decided to represent each one of these future books, or dream events, or landscapes, or recording sessions, or fantasy vacations, or destroyed works, or small businesses, or emotion maps, or warm mirrors, or phantom cities, or provisional assertions, or architectural models, or cheap motels or late night bus rides.”
Julie Carr is the author of six books of poetry, most recently 100 Notes on Violence, RAG and Think Tank (Solid Objects, 2015). She is also the author of Surface Tension: Ruptural Time and the Poetics of Desire in Late Victorian Poetry, and the co-editor of Active Romanticism: The Radical Impulse in Nineteenth-Century and Contemporary Poetic Practice, forthcoming from University of Alabama Press (2015). Carr was a 2011–12 NEA fellow and is an associate professor at the University of Colorado in Boulder, where she teaches in the Creative Writing MFA program and the Intermedia Arts Writing and Performance PhD program. She regularly collaborated with dance artist K. J. Holmes. She lives in Denver and helps to run Counterpath Press and Counterpath Gallery.


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Essay Press is pleased to announce the two winners of the 2016 Essay Press Open Book Contest judged by Carla Harryman: Litany for the Long Moment by Mary-Kim Arnold and Of Sphere by Karla Kelsey, which will be published in Fall 2017.