Jay Besemer reviews THINK TANK by Julie Carr


Solid Objects, 2015


Think Tank
Julie Carr
Solid Objects, 2015

Julie Carr’s compelling book-length poem Think Tank is a nested conversation comprising many voices within a context or page-space that feels both interior and geographic. The interiority could variously be experienced as a cerebral one (this is within a mind), a somatic one (mind expands to embrace bodily realities), a social one (body/mind with other body/minds), a poetic one (the page), or all of these at once. Actually, the “all of the above” interiority may well be the most complete experience of Think Tank. This way of sensing and knowing the book resonates with what the book itself does, and with what it says. Alternate voices speak freely in (and around) the interconnected interiors of Carr’s effort: Continue reading