Poetry. The 2009 Sawtooth Poetry Prize, selected by Rae Armantrout, is Julie Carr's provocative 100 NOTES ON VIOLENCE. Carr obsessively researches intimate terrorism, looking everywhere from Whitman and Dickinson to lists of phobias and weapon-store catalogs for answers. This book is a dream-document both of light and innocence—babies and the urge to protect them—and of giving in to a wrenching darkness, where despair lies in the very fact that no single factor is to blame.
Ray McDaniel at The Constant CriticJohn Findura at New PagesEllen Welcker in Gently Read Literatureinterview by Andrew Zawacki @ Rain Taxiinterview by Sara Mumolo and Alisa Heinzman@ Studio One Reading Series blogJon Curley @ Galatea ResurrectsOne of Library Journal's Five Best Poetry Books of 2010Mia Nussbaum @ Jacket2
Julie Carr's first book, Mead: An Epithalamion, won the University of Georgia Press's contemporary poetry prize for 2004. Her other books are EQUIVOCAL (Alice James Books, 2007); 100 NOTES ON VIOLENCE (Ahsahta Press, 2010), winner of the 2009 Sawtooth Poetry Prize selected by Rae Armantrout; SARAH—OF FRAGMENTS AND LINES (Coffee House Press, 2010), a National Poetry Series winner chosen by Eileen Myles; and THINK TANK (Solid Objects, 2015). Carr's poems have appeared in such journals as VOLT, American Letters & Commentary, Pool, Verse, The Iowa Review, Boston Review, and TriQuarterly. She lives in Denver and teaches at the University of Colorado, Boulder.Author City: Denver, CO USA