Bianca Stone talks with the poet Zoe Ryder White about her new chapbook, HYPERSPACE, out now from Factory Hollow Books!
The poems in Hyperspace inhabit an invented liminal space into which the psyche is projected. The psyche drifts around there, wondering things. At first, I thought I was writing poems about solitude and longing, but as I kept writing from hyperspace, hyperspace became more and more populated. Maybe even loneliness is better in company! The poems try to work that out.
Zoë Ryder White’s poems have appeared in Tupelo Quarterly, Salamander, Thrush, Hobart, Sixth Finch, and Threepenny Review, among others. Her chapbook, HYPERSPACE, was the editors’ choice pick for the Verse Tomaž Šalamun Prize and is now available from Factory Hollow Press. She co-authored a chapbook, A Study in Spring, with Nicole Callihan. Elsewhere, their most recent collaboration, won the Sixth Finch chapbook competition in 2019. A former elementary school teacher, she edits books for educators about the craft of teaching.
Author Photo: Adrianne Mathiowetz Photography