reading of THE INCANDESCENT ALPHABET invites the listener to enter
into a space that assembles the unknown. Musical scores and alphabets
wait in jars of water, back lit, on a quiet table. Nora’s voice
evokes her new country and her mother country. She returns to a Dublin
that is oddly unchanged yet radically changed. Sentences break into
unexpected details of perception.
Brief moments of dislocation slowly gather. Entering solitude and
absence, two voices speak intimately, beyond Nora. A script dissolves
in jars of water, leaving the alphabet, the music, the darkness.
Micheline Cadieux, Gifric
G. Rogers is a poet, painter, and Professor of Psychoanalysis
and Clinical Psychology at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.
She is a member of the Boston Circle of the Freudian School of Quebec.
The recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in Ireland, and a Radcliffe
Fellowship at Harvard University, she is the author of A Shining Affliction
(Penguin Viking, 1995), Charlie’s Chasing the Sheep (Lismore
Books, 2003), and The Unsayable: The Hidden Language of Trauma (Random
House, 2006). She has published poetry, memoir, short fiction, and
her psychoanalytic clinical work. Annie lives a bi-located life in
Amherst and in Lismore, Ireland.