Is it a noun?
Is it a metaphor for metaphor itself?
Whatever it might be,
emily carr's S P R A W L is here!
In her latest collection, emily carr dissects the lyric poem by writing through a dictionary-inspired format. Selected from her full-length manuscript, If She Draws a Door (about the size & shape of a sparrow) Only She Can Pass Through It, these pieces unfurl the poetic narratives hidden within the multifarious meanings of single words. The piercing images and bare language of these poems beg the further elucidation of words within these outwardly-spiralling poetic definitions. carr effectively puts the raw in sprawl.
Of no relation to that infamous, miscreant painter, emily carr is a PhD student at the University of Calgary and a member of both the dANDdelion and filling Station editorial collectives. Recently relocated to Canada from North Carolina, emily has been published internationally across the US and UK in magazines such as Third Coast, the Exquisite Corpse, and Fire. Her writing explores subjectivity, lyric and erasure poetics.
S P R A W L
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poetry, 8pp, 4.25x5.5, hand-stitched
price: by gracious donation