Laura Feldman is a poet, student, and office worker in San Francisco. Her work has appeared in Mirage, Practising Angels, and IF. She is involved in performance poetry.
WORKING NOTES, LAURA FELDMAN:
How does a particular physical space (contain us) contain us writing? I write on piers, in cafes, on buses. . . . Writing in a new place releases my presence here and connects me to where I've just left. IN THE CITY a fragmentation of the "I," a splitting of the personality for survival created a period of word collages until my "I" became so omnipresent and dispersed I had no "I" from which to write. GETTING OUT OF THE CITY GOING INTO THE COUNTRY, being in a new place, unfamiliar, the "I" consolidates for survival. The nature of nature is unity. My fractured "I" pulled itself together and gave me this.