2010, 80 pages
Susan Gevirtz's text orchestrates the relationships between many different types of skies, among them: the technological sky as mapped by air traffic controllers, the sky stressed by the demands of our global economy, a politically charged sky, nature's sky as plotted by ancient astronomers, the swan sky of Hans Christian Andersen, and the starry sky that dazzles our romantic imaginations. Her poetry flies reconnaissance—into hurricanes—to open possibilities for what poetry can be—"a stolen guide for the farthest ocean"—or a set of instructions for navigating the jet stream of our personal and collective lives.
Susan Gevirtz's books include Hotel abc (Nightboat, 2016), Coming Events (Collected Writings) (Nightboat, 2013), AERODROME ORION & Starry Messenger (Kelsey St. Press), Broadcast (Trafficker Press), THRALL (Post Apollo, 2007), Omatic & After St. John (dpress, 2006), Hourglass Transcripts (Burning Deck, 2001), Spelt, a collaboration with Myung Mi Kim (a+bend press, 1999), Black Box Cutaway (Kelsey Street Press, 1999), PROSTHESIS : : CAESAREA (Potes and Poets, 1994), Taken Place (Reality Street, 1993), Linen minus (Avenue B, 1992), Domino: point of entry (Leave Books, 1992), Korean and Milkhouse (ABACUS, Potes and Poets, 1991), and the critical study Narrative's Journey: The Fiction and Film Writing of Dorothy Richardson (Peter Lang, 1996). Many essays have appeared in literary magazines and scholarly journals. She has taught at Sonoma State University, Mills College, California College of the Arts, The University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, and at The Hellenic International School of the Arts, Paros, Greece. With Greek poet Siarita Kouka, she runs The Paros Symposium, an annual meeting of poets and translators from Greece and the United States, held on Paros island.