October 15, 2014 marks the release of Richard Carr's poetry collection Grave Reading. A stark collection that is uprisings with a deep seat in spirituality.
Surprising and revealing
It's a curious thing to be so thrilled by a collection of poems
whose subject matter is essentially a story of loss and
loneliness. Carr's skill is in making his language do surprising
and revealing acrobatics: "the electric fence dips down to the
creek / where the cattle find their way untended / through
coarse alfalfa and scattered thistles / for a drink – all the wars
have ended." It's refreshing to see rhyme and meter applied
with such novel grace that you don't know what's just
happened to you until it's too late. Carr's lines electrify as
much as the story he tells absorbs you.
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