Poetry. A National Poetry Series winner, chosen by Eileen Myles. In the wake of a mother's battle with Alzheimer's and a child's impending birth, Julie Carr gathers the shards of both mourning and joy to give readers poems that encompass it all: "Zebra and xylophone cyclone and sorrow." Here she says, "Since I lost her I stored her like ore in my / form as if later I'd find her, restore her," giving voice to the longing that accompanies life's most profound losses and its most anticipated arrivals.
Carrie Olivia Adams @ the Quarterly Conversationinterview by Andrew Zawacki @ Rain TaxiAngela Stubbs @ The Nervous BreakdownMegan Burns @ Tarpaulin Sky ReviewsOne of Anis Shivani's 17 Most Important PoetryBooks of Fall 2010 @ The Huffington PostNoel Thistle Tague @ CutBankRichard Silberg @ Poetry Flash
Julie Carr is the author of six books of poetry, most recently 100 NOTES ON VIOLENCE, RAG, THINK TANK, and OBJECTS FROM A BORROWED CONFESSION. She is also the author of Surface Tension: Ruptural Time and the Poetics of Desire in Late Victorian Poetry and the co-translator of Leslie Kaplan's Excess-the Factory. She regularly collaborates with dance artist K.J. Holmes and is the co-founder of Counterpath Press and Counterpath Gallery.Author City: Denver, CO USA