Hotel Almighty

Hotel Almighty

by Sarah J. Sloat

Published by: Sarabande Books

104 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in, Each page is an erasure poem embedded within a mixed media collage

  • Paperback
  • 9781946448644
  • Published: September 2020


Visually arresting and utterly one-of-a-kind, Sarah J. Sloat's Hotel Almighty is a book-length erasure of pages from Misery by Stephen King, a reimagining of the novel's themes of constraint and possibility in elliptical, enigmatic poems. Here, "joy would crawl over broken glass, if that was the way." Here, sleep is a "circle whose diameter might be small," a circle "pitifully small," a "wrecked and empty hypothetical circle." Paired with Sloat's stunning mixed-media collage, each poem is a miniature canvas, a brief associative profile of the psyche—its foibles, obsessions, and delights.