Titanic

Trade Paper – $16.95

ISBN 978-1-941423-99-8
Publication Date
September 2014
Categories
Page Count
176 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9
ISBN
1-941423-99-X

Titanic

WINNER OF THE MADELEINE P. PLONSKER EMERGING WRITER'S RESIDENCY PRIZE

Cecilia Corrigan’s first book, Titanic, is an epic love poem depicting the eternal gothic romance between man and machine. Titanic’s protagonist is Alan Turing, cracker of codes and father of artificial intelligence. Turing escapes his frustrated love life and tragic death into the safe haven of virtual reality. The setting shifts from Snow White’s forest to Ludwig Wittgenstein’s seminar at Cambridge, amid iMessage chats and appearances by a cast of thrilling guest stars, including Frank O’Hara, Spike and Willow from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Julianne Moore’s BMW. Titanic: collide with destiny!

About the Author

Cecilia Corrigan is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a former writer for Luck, an HBO drama created by David Milch. Her work has been published by The Journal, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Awl, the Nicola Midnight St. Claire, GlitterPony, and Ugly Duckling Presse. She lives in New York, where she is working on her first novel and her first feature screenplay.
Reviews

“Cecilia Corrigan’s poems dissolve into the real the way foam laps against a giddy shore or greasepaint becomes part of the skin or the mercurial is denied entrance to the dispensary. Titanic makes whimsy infectious.” —Charles Bernstein