A book is a setting for what travels through it in spacetime. What travels through a book is a projection of four-dimensional spacetime, where the three dimensions of space meet the dimension of time, on a lower-dimensional plane. If what travels through a book is a projection of five-dimensional spacetime on a lower-dimensional plane, the book is hyperdimensional. The writer and reader determine the number of dimensions with which a book is capable of interacting.
Amy Catanzano explores the intersections of literature, science, and art in an integrated artistic practice and theory known as quantum poetics. Her creative and scholarly research, including visits to CERN and other scientific research centers, spans the history of the avant garde and contemporary literary and artistic subcultures in parallel to physics and its under-acknowledged relationship to poetics and the philosophy of language. She is the author of three books. Starlight in Two Million: A Neo-Scientific Novella, received the Noemi Press Book Award. Her second book, Multiversal received the PEN USA Literary Award in Poetry and was selected by Michael Palmer for the Poets Out Loud Prize at Fordham University Press. In April 2018, she was the visiting Poet-in-Residence at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook University. She is an Associate Professor of English in Creative Writing and the Poet-in-Residence at Wake Forest University in North Carolina.