100 Notes on Violence (Sawtooth Poetry Prize)

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Poetry. The 2009 Sawtooth Poetry Prize, selected by Rae Armantrout, is Julie Carr's provocative 100 NOTES ON VIOLENCE. Carr obsessively researches intimate terrorism, looking everywhere from Whitman and Dickinson to lists of phobias and weapon-store catalogs for answers. This book is a dream-document both of light and innocence—babies and the urge to protect them—and of giving in to a wrenching darkness, where despair lies in the very fact that no single factor is to blame.

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Julie Carr's first book, Mead: An Epithalamion, won the University of Georgia Press's contemporary poetry prize for 2004. Her other books are EQUIVOCAL (Alice James Books, 2007); 100 NOTES ON VIOLENCE (Ahsahta Press, 2010), winner of the 2009 Sawtooth Poetry Prize selected by Rae Armantrout; and SARAH—OF FRAGMENTS AND LINES (Coffee House Press, 2010), a National Poetry Series winner chosen by Eileen Myles. Carr's poems have appeared in such journals as VOLT, American Letters & Commentary, Pool, Verse, The Iowa Review, Boston Review, and TriQuarterly. She lives in Denver and teaches at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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A sprawling experimental poem in 100 parts, Carr's third collection variously examines the ways violence permeates our daily lives. Part personal reflection, part research project, Carr (Equivocal) echoes writers and thinkers from Dickinson and Whitman to Bataille and Sontag. Disturbing subjects such as child abuse, bomb-making, and the horrors of the Internet (I cannot write the words 'school shootings' in to the little search box./ Later I hear that whatever you write...will somewhere/ be recorded...in order to better sell you./ what does a person searching school shootings want to buy?) are interspersed with short, simple lullabies—never been to Texas, never been to Spain, never been to/ Holland, never been to Maine—as if Carr is simultaneously reassuring the reader and heightening the sense of danger. Despite these moments of calm, though, Carr (who is an editor of Counterpath Press) is clearly uninterested in comforting collective anxieties. Instead, she confronts them: Dear opposition, dear trashed strollers, dear/torn to pieces: Wasn't, won't be, isn't me. She also calls out our communal culpability—everyone's life is riddled—from which she doesn't exclude herself: my mother kicked my shin and I kicked her back. Why did I so enjoy this? (Jan.)
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