Eratio Issue 17




Folio #12 —

Between a thermometer and when water freezes

August 22, 2009


by Anne Gorrick





A chill intervened / titles of negation / and / altered

bleak underlined / standard colors

Their distress / slides / out of register

echo flails, falls down / her guise in / broken

refractions / grey glued neutrality

under pressure / smearing / thinned-out, stained

scraped residue / troubled a telling / example

stamped, dripped / her / accusatory physical sting

another piece of frozen, erotic / content

There were increas ing / instances of him

mirror / an insideout fold / Their surfaces rolled

     around each other

The implied space in his thinking

Where did she put / her / narrative assemblages?

His sections appeared hinged / by diagrammatic


Marcel Duchamp: / an engineer of notes, indices










Anne Gorrick is a poet and visual artist.  She is the author of I-Formation (Book 2) (Shearsman Books, Bristol, UK, 2012), I-Formation (Book 1) (Shearsman, 2010), Kyotologic (Shearsman, 2008) and An Extended Environment with Metrical and/or Dimensional Properties (E·ratio Editions, 2013).  She collaborated with artist Cynthia Winika to produce a limited edition artists’ book, “Swans, the ice,” she said, funded by the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY and the New York Foundation for the Arts.  She is co-editing, with Sam Truitt, an anthology of adventurous Hudson Valley poetry: In|Filtration: A Hudson Valley Salt Line (Station Hill, Barrytown, NY, 2014).  She curates the reading series, Cadmium Text, which focuses on innovative writing from in and around New York’s Hudson Valley.  She also co-curates the online poetry journal Peep/Show with poet Lynn Behrendt, which is a “taxonomic exercise in textual and visual seriality.”  Images of her visual art can be found at The Rope Dancer Accompanies Herself with Her Shadows.  Anne Gorrick lives in West Park, New York. 



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