Carlson, ClaudiaTHE ELEPHANT HOUSEMarsh Hawk PressPoetry. "Claudia Carlson's poems are going places: breakfast with Blake, lunch with Goya, then a modeling session with Picasso and a night at Hotel Blythe, where the bedspreads are stiffer than road kill. Carlson's poems combine wit and form with a painter's eye for detail (boyblue hairbrush, origami trousers, spoons in velvet beds)"--Meg Kearney. "Surprise after surprise waits within Claudia Carlson's first volume. There's fresh, astonishing poetry on every page; powerful, playful and inventive. Inside THE ELEPHANT HOUSE is a wild and touching world, and you'll be eager to explore every corner"--Kate Light.
Claudia Carlson, a New Yorker since age 22, was born in Bloomington, Indiana. Her children's picture book, Avi the Amubulance Goes to School, written and illustrated by her to help promote the life-saving work of Magen David Adom, is available now, as are her two earlier books of poetry from Marsh Hawk Press, POCKET PARK (2013) and THE ELEPHANT HOUSE (2007). Until her death she was married to playwright and lyricist, James Racheff, had two daughters, Natalie and Caitlin, and one very companionable dachshund, Sadie.Author City: New York, NY USA