Can we exorcise a memory? Can we purge those that are a danger to us?
Rewriting moments of trauma while coming to terms with a family in the early stages of memory loss, A Summoning muddles the line between fiction and nonfiction, poetry and prose, text and image. Each segment is fragmented but fluid, weaving in and out to show how malleable and unreliable memory can be; how it manifests in the body, mentally, physically, emotionally; how it mutates and betrays as we age.
A conceptual, psychological experiment focused on memory, Nicole McCarthy’s collection lays the groundwork explaining the physiology of memory and how it changes in our bodies.
About the Author
Nicole McCarthy is an experimental writer|poet|artist from the pacific northwest. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics from the University of Washington Bothell. She was the managing editor for the online literary journal, The James Franco Review, a project focused on promoting visibility for underrepresented writers & narratives. Her work has been performed and encountered through installation pieces throughout Seattle & Tacoma. She is a recent GAP grant recipient from Artist Trust.Her first book, A SUMMONING, was just published with Heavy Feather Review in 2022. She’s at work on her second book this year, a collection about marriage and divorce, with support from Artist Trust and Alma Mater.