The Fourth Moment
Journeys from the Known to the Unknown

Carole J. Garrison

CAROLE J. GARRISON is a former police officer, professor, activist and passionate humanitarian. After a stint as a suburban housewife and mother in Miami, she joined the Atlanta Bureau of Police Services in the early 1970s as one of a handful of women police officers, but shifted to education after receiving her PhD from Ohio State University. During Garrison’s career as an educator, she helped launch the University of Akron’s Women’s Studies program, was inducted into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame, was vice president of Ohio’s first women’s commission, appointed by the U.S. president to the Department of Defense Committee on the Status of Women in the Military, and volunteered with the UN to help supervise Cambodia’s first democratic election. In 1993, she returned to Akron to teach; but thee years later she returned to Cambodia and served as executive director of the Cooperation Committee for Cambodia, a network of humanitarian and developmental non-governmental organizations (NGO).

Garrison’s work has appeared in VietNow Nation Magazine, The Sacrifice: What Would You Give? An Anthology of Inspirational Essays (2014), WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE WHITE IN AMERICA? Breaking the White Code of Silence, A Collection of Personal Narratives (2016), and placed in the WOW! Women On Writing, Winter 2016 Flash Fiction contest, The Wait. Today, she resides in Ona, West Virginia. Although retired as chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and Police Studies at Eastern Kentucky University, she continues to teach applied ethics and policing courses online. When not teaching or writing she serves as an executive board member of the Friends of WV Public Broadcasting, Chair of the Board of Unlimited Future, a local Huntington business incubator, a docent at the Huntington Museum of Art, and is a member of the Huntington Women’s Leadership Caucus. Garrison is also a reader for fourth grade at Altizer Elementary School, and a Girls on The Run volunteer at Nichols Elementary School.

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Gonzales’s poems speak assertively, and the poet’s use of complex periodic sentences lends his lines accumulating power. My translation closely follows the poet’s syntax, and I hope that recreates the drive of the poems.

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The Black Arts Movement made it clear that you’re not just writing for yourself, but for the masses. Poetry today is more about “me” as opposed to “we.” It’s more or less an ego exercise and much of it wallows heavily in the pathos of our lives.

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My primary goal with this novel was to pay my respects to William Faulkner’s classic The Wild Palms. Retelling Faulkner’s tale with Latino characters seems like a natural stage of literary evolution, one that mirrors the evolving literary relationship between our twin continents.

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