Erica Carpenter: Perspective Would Have Us


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PERSPECTIVE WOULD HAVE US enters dreams, films, foreign countries as so many fields of radiation with the power to mutate the forms of what we know or think we know. The underground currents of language move clusters of meaning in a dance not unlike the vibrations of quantum theory’s fields of energy.

Erica Carpenter was born in 1970, in Wickford, RI (a fishing village at the time, now turned boutique village). She got her BA at Vasser (1993), her MFA at Brown (1998). In between she traveled in the US as well as Turkey, Greece and the Czech Republic. She has managed antique shops and now works as a freelance writer and as a youth mentor in poetry at New Urban Arts Studio in Providence, RI.

Her poems have been published in LINGO, 26, and NO: A JOURNAL OF THE ARTS.

A chapbook, SUMMONED TO THE FENCES, was published by Etherdome in 2002. PERSPECTIVE WOULD HAVE US Is her first full book.