Amphitheater, by Susie Zhu
You can lie down and dream of another time in Amphitheater.
What is it like to be trapped (or emancipated) between the mirrors of text?
What happens when a girl/a reader/a writing enters a theater space hidden in a book operated by the generative mechanism of a Fibonacci sequence, consistently unraveling and escaping their comprehension?
Dive into the quicksand of this hybrid prose-poem—an experimental attempt at embodying dramatic stasis and bedazzlement of undulating imagery within a narrow poetic space that challenges the capacity of language and questions the rigidity of narrative.
In 煦’s Amphitheater, we find ourselves both in the center of the stage and below. Swept into the elliptical motion of the language, we explore this dreamlike landscape of meditation and contemplation on time, identity, and many more obscure matters without being unsettled by getting lost.
The light’s out. It is time to close our eyes and start seeing.
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