Operating Theater (Paperback)

By Carrie Olivia Adams

Noctuary Press, 9780988805149, 114pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2015

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Poetry. "This book is a cup dropped and left in shards. Luminescent, sharp. Cracked, it still holds water. Fragile, restless, economical. Drink me, this book says, meaning bind me to memory. Carrie Olivia Adams asks you to read into words memories you've made or forgotten. In OPERATING THEATER, images function as smears on an X-ray, and you, Reader, must read as surgeon. Where to cut and where to stitch? You're putting the pieces together again in the blue light of the theater, furniture draped in ghostcloth, 'hostess to your hostage.' This is a beautiful, visual exploration of loss, violence, and language, linked by musings on memory: 'I gather light, lost in frames and thresholds.I want to know how long I have to wait until I remember again.'" Carol Guess, author of DOLL STUDIES: FORENSICS (Black Lawrence Press, 2012) and F IN