Each poem is a vortex, an Event Horizon, a threshold, or point of no return. Although Event Horizon is defined as a notational boundary around a black hole, these poems also explore “event” in a broader sense – the varying degrees to which an experience can change, destroy and reconfigure us and our lives.
Zakia Carpenter-Hall illustrates astrophysics and black hole theory using a variety of poetics, ranging from the use of fragmentation and repetition to surrealism and mirroring. The problem with physics for non practitioners is often that “we cannot deliver its secrets with our hands”. But this is a collection that makes the theoretical tangible and thereby brings us closer to ourselves.
Published October 2017
A6 Size (4.1 x 5.8 in)
16 printed pages
Print run of 250
Writers Centre Kingston Chapbook Series Edition #2
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About the Series
The Writer’s Centre Kingston Sampson Low Poetry Pamphlet series has been designed to evidence the remarkable contemporary and innovative poetry being written by current and recent Kingston University Creative Writing students, this series of beautifully designed pamphlets each features a suite of poems, most often on one theme or in one style, by a solo author. The series mark the first publications of many poets who are very likely to be significant presences on the UK scene and beyond in the coming years.
~ Steven J. Fowler, Series Editor