Each poem in The
Fundamental Difference is the visible light surrounding an
event too close and too intense to be seen in itself.
I am interested in the three positions
your body could make.
The fundamental. difference is now thought to be carnal
and resistance is a question of alignment.
(Saints drag themselves through fire
not for the I lkes of men.)
Julie Kalendek was born in Baltimore, Maryland,
where she is working in a tree
nursery. The Fundamental Difference is her first book except
for a translation of
Jean Daive's A Lesson in Music.
"The fundamental difference between her and her is the depth
and width of what
she heard against nothing she could measure on Time's basis (to count
all of you,
also, among it). It could be a story to unearth and bless sounds of
what she fancied
was growing then.. And to make rules."
--"Using Poetry," o-blek # 12,
Writing from the New Coast