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Day Counter

Sometimes collage essay, sometimes daybook, sometimes poetry, Day Counter offers snapshots of daily life—at home, in the workplace, and within the societal (often politically-charged) meeting-grounds we all navigate—that contemplates concepts of naming, distance between speaker and experience, and dissonance of reality through a vernacular directness that is underwired with formal control. Permeating the work is an awareness of the arrival of a never-certain next thing, balanced in an architecture that is poised upon the potential premise of its own collapse.

80 pages | 6 x 9

Poetry


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Reviews

"In Day Counter, Sara Mumolo enters the space of motherhood poetry but turns her lens in an underexplored direction: economics. . . . The desire for more time undergirds the work of many mother-poets, including Mumolo, but Mumolo’s focus on money makes her collection one of a kind. The other revolutionary aspect of Day Counter is that, although the book takes place mostly after birth, the physical child is almost completely absent from its pages."

Georgia Review

Table of Contents

30 months, 2 weeks and 1 day: arriving • Before: waiting • 10 weeks then 3 months then 26 months: supplying • 11 weeks and 3 days: returning • 16 weeks and 2 days: fading • 12 months, 2 weeks and 3 days: submit • Continuous • 14 weeks and 3 days: fingers taping • 9 months, 3 weeks and 2 days: dawning • While not writing • 5 months, 3 weeks and 4 days: keeping time • Continuous • 12 weeks and 1 day: willing • While not writing • 6 months and 3 weeks: pump • 5 months and 2 weeks: blink • 9 weeks and 3 days: functioning • During: renting • 3 months, 1 week, and 1 day: diving • 21 months, 1 week, and 6 days: sleeping • 20 months, 2 weeks, and 3 days: owning • 15 months, 3 weeks, and 2 days: waking • 0 weeks: evacuate • While not writing • 0 months, 1 day, and 3 months: deliver • 22 weeks and 3 days: derealize • 8 weeks: simulate • During: erase/replace • 2 months still, before, 10 weeks, and intermittent: earning • 24 months, 3 weeks and 1 day: walking • 36 months, 3 weeks and 2 days: catering • 23 months and 1 week: not hailing in Johnson, Vermont • 23 months, 1 week and 6 days: remaining • 23 months, 2 weeks, and 1 day: escape • 22 months, 2 weeks, and 3 days: being • During: erase/replace • 24 months, 3 weeks and 6 days: swallow • Continuous • 6 months then 48 months then 3 weeks: babble • While not writing • 24 months and 2 weeks: detoxing • 12 weeks: weighing in • Continuous • Before: valuing • 11 weeks: gallop • 26 months and 3 weeks: idling • 26 months and 3 weeks: defying • Before: plan • During: erase/replace • 28 months, 1 week, and 4 days: eclipse • 19 months, 2 weeks and 1 day: expire • 30 months: snowing en route • 30 months, day 1: passing • Continuous • 30 months, day 3: chopping • 30 months, day 15: singing • 30 months, day 13: venturing • 30 months, day 20: play • 30 months, day 18: residing • 30 months, day 21: gathering • You can find me here finished

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