KWH Pick of the Week: “From Mother and Child (2)” by Carole Maso, Chosen by M. Hayertz

Posted on July 17, 2012


Knox Writers’ House Contributor’s Pick of the Week 7/17/2012

From Mother and Child (2) by Carole Maso in Germantown, NY

Chosen by M. Hayertz in Portland, Oregon who says:

All memories fall at the same speed. In from Mother and Child (2), Carole Maso swirls different stories into a single, falling lock of hair. “The tables fell through the floor, but that is another story,” she writes, but she then shows us it is not. The gaze of Maso’s craft falls on the way that any action—in this case, any fall—can become another action—another fall—regardless of time, place, or culture. We pick things up in our minds and set them down again. We share our memories. An object once scissors—is now an airplane, a guillotine. And it is still scissors. Thank you, Carole Maso, for showing us our world in such a light. We rarely realize the precarious beauty of our sometimes private, sometimes shared, but always falling memories.

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