Poetry. "In LOST LETTERS AND OTHER ANIMALS Carrie Bennett explores what words can and cannot express. Animals abound—birds sing and stop singing, dogs breathe and stop breathing, deer appear and disappear. All along the human brainbox records, remembers, and then forgets. In five long fragmented poems, we put together a collage that is a meditation on the eternal tension between beauty and truth. Bennett's touch is light but cuts deeply into the impermanence that marks our lives. A beautiful collection."—Barbara Hamby
Carrie Bennett is a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellow and author of LOST LETTERS AND OTHER ANIMALS (Black LAwrence Press, 2021), biography of water, THE LAND IS A PAINTED THING (The Word Works, 2016), and several chapbooks from dancing girl press. She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and currently teaches writing at Boston University. She lives in Somerville, MA with her family.
Author City: W SOMERVILLE, MA USA