Day Counter

Sara Mumolo

Day Counter

Sara Mumolo

Distributed for Omnidawn Publishing, Inc.

80 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $17.95 ISBN: 9781632430601 Published October 2018
Sometimes collage essay, sometimes daybook, sometimes poetry, Day Counter offers snapshots of daily life—at home, in the workplace, and within the societal (often politically-charged) meeting-grounds we all navigate—that contemplates concepts of naming, distance between speaker and experience, and dissonance of reality through a vernacular directness that is underwired with formal control. Permeating the work is an awareness of the arrival of a never-certain next thing, balanced in an architecture that is poised upon the potential premise of its own collapse.
Contents
30 months, 2 weeks and 1 day: arriving • Before: waiting • 10 weeks then 3 months then 26 months: supplying • 11 weeks and 3 days: returning • 16 weeks and 2 days: fading • 12 months, 2 weeks and 3 days: submit • Continuous • 14 weeks and 3 days: fingers taping • 9 months, 3 weeks and 2 days: dawning • While not writing • 5 months, 3 weeks and 4 days: keeping time • Continuous • 12 weeks and 1 day: willing • While not writing • 6 months and 3 weeks: pump • 5 months and 2 weeks: blink • 9 weeks and 3 days: functioning • During: renting • 3 months, 1 week, and 1 day: diving • 21 months, 1 week, and 6 days: sleeping • 20 months, 2 weeks, and 3 days: owning • 15 months, 3 weeks, and 2 days: waking • 0 weeks: evacuate • While not writing • 0 months, 1 day, and 3 months: deliver • 22 weeks and 3 days: derealize • 8 weeks: simulate • During: erase/replace • 2 months still, before, 10 weeks, and intermittent: earning • 24 months, 3 weeks and 1 day: walking • 36 months, 3 weeks and 2 days: catering • 23 months and 1 week: not hailing in Johnson, Vermont • 23 months, 1 week and 6 days: remaining • 23 months, 2 weeks, and 1 day: escape • 22 months, 2 weeks, and 3 days: being • During: erase/replace • 24 months, 3 weeks and 6 days: swallow • Continuous • 6 months then 48 months then 3 weeks: babble • While not writing • 24 months and 2 weeks: detoxing • 12 weeks: weighing in • Continuous • Before: valuing • 11 weeks: gallop • 26 months and 3 weeks: idling • 26 months and 3 weeks: defying • Before: plan • During: erase/replace • 28 months, 1 week, and 4 days: eclipse • 19 months, 2 weeks and 1 day: expire • 30 months: snowing en route • 30 months, day 1: passing • Continuous • 30 months, day 3: chopping • 30 months, day 15: singing • 30 months, day 13: venturing • 30 months, day 20: play • 30 months, day 18: residing • 30 months, day 21: gathering • You can find me here finished
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