Friday, December 4

Stacy Doris, 1962-2012

"We at Harriet are deeply saddened to report the loss of poet and translator Stacy Doris, who died on January 31 at the age of 49 after a battle with cancer. We discussed Doris’s book-length poem The Cake Part (Publication Studio, 2011) just recently. This work, which acts as 'an eruption of all the repressed joy and terror of [the] 18th century revolution, back into our time, into the 21st century,' was released with a series of video adaptations of the book, in which many of Doris’s poets and friends in the Bay area and beyond enacted their parts or songs with a rather plucky and loving spirit. It’s clear that Doris 'begins with complexity and mixture and continues with complexity and mixture.' ..."
Poetry Foundation (Video)
Electronic Poetry Center
W - Stacy Doris
PennSound (Video)
[PDF] Violence of the White Page