A Fixed, Formal Arrangement
by Allison Carter
In A Fixed, Formal Arrangement, Carter uses the short prose form to render the liminal space of between-ness. What exactly is “spare” time? Is a comma as servile as they say? Is a garage located inside or outside? What is the world, and why/how does it exist around you? These are the best questions of literature, and Carter’s short, serial pieces are brilliantly precise and heart-achingly poignant in their strange explorations.
A Fixed, Formal Arrangement is published as part of the TrenchArt: Tracer Series, with an Introduction by Danielle Dutton and visual art by Ken Erhlich and Susan Simpson.