That Which I Touch Has No Name


By Jennifer K. Dick


That Which I Touch Has No Name is dialogic, an attempt to unearth the equilibrium between the blank page and the self in urban and rural places. This multilingual, polyphonic book is an inking, a verbal construction, gnawing away at its own predecessors, at the way we read, and at language itself. It asks: “What holds up, contains, structures, leaks out of our pages, our selves?” The singularity of plural experience, and the plurality of singular experience, infuse and are infused by these dazzling, shape-shifting pages.

Jennifer K Dick is the author of Lilith: A Novel in Fragments (Corrupt 2019), Circuits (Corrupt 2013) and Fluorescence (Univ of GA Press 2004) as well as six chapbooks/artbooks.

'Sounding the unsoundable in the most capacious ways in this gathering of exquisitely engineered texts, Jennifer K Dick queries memory—memory as the conversation that is the mind, memory as the architect of time. And throughout, she's sounding sound as well, exploring its depths and ranges, using its momentum to cover great stretches of human experience.' - Cole Swensen
'Attentive to process, fragment, science, mythology, desire, identity politics, redefinition and neo-Platonist echoes, Jennifer K Dick’s strange multilingual poems take the reader on a journey with other voices… Her poems breathe and speak in a manner recognisable to a young reader of Coleridge in that they seek to make connections that are utterly alive and contemporary. They are a life force.' - David Caddy