"A magnificent postmodern alchemical opus,
the story of Amy Glennon who faces the dark ground of herself and thereby
transmutes her bitterness into wisdom, who unites her matter and mind,
and who redeems a human soul from the body of a putrefying snake --
all toward the fruitful marriage of pure science and mythological philosophy."
(from the work).
Winner of a Special Commendation at the 1991 PRIX
Commissioned by NEW AMERICAN RADIO.
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(Berkeley, CA) studied short story writing at the University of Oregon,
San Francisco State University, and Mills College. She is a past member
of the vocal trio Girls Looking for Husbands. Her work as an experimental
writer, singer, and radio producer has been aired on KPFA (Berkeley),
and through National Public Radio. Together with her husband, graphic
designer Patrick Sumner, Davies also created One of One, (Burning
Books), an art book in magazine form. She has completed two works for
NEW AMERICAN RADIO: What
Is the Matter in Amy Glennon? (1989)
and The Opponent's Queen:
The Opponent's Queen: Detail
A strategy of moves between two players who are interested in preserving
passion through competition. Speculations, emotions and philosophies are
developed through meetings and endings as the opponents struggle to maintain
their highest forms. Derived from the epistolary novel, The Opponent's
Queen, written in collaboration with Melody Sumner Carnahan.
Created especially for NEW AMERICAN RADIO.