Carrie Hunter’s Inversion Twilight is now available for purchase! Buy during the month of April for only $3!
Have you ever met a poem that was staccato and smooth all at once? Inversion Twilight is a whole collection of that, as if science were measured by daydreams or the abstract waft of ether. Like Carrie writes: “Naked process, a divided intensity.”
Carrie Hunter received her MFA/MA in the Poetics program at New College of California, and edits the chapbook press, ypolita press. She has published chapbooks with Cy Gist Press, Dusie, Arrow as Aarow, and Lew Gallery Editions. Her full-length collection, The Incompossible, was published in 2011 by Black Radish Books. Other work has recently appeared in NAP, Metazen, Delirious Hem, and Amerarcana. She lives in San Francisco.
Sour chance in a billion, it
would have been seedier.
Don’t eat what hurts you.
Vertigo specters gesture darkness.
Where the piano takes us.
Thought I was escaping but I didn’t.
Equivocal grotesque. Canvas
penetrates the secret.
But Santa. Avalanches. Bloated
pile of worms. Coat the banners
I want to abandon writing to look at maps.
Tokens reverse structure.
Feeling shame on Christopher Street.
Not the right point on the dial,
but maybe a better point.