Useless Window

Useless Window

by Carrie Olivia Adams
     
 


Poetry. This series of poems by Black Ocean's Poetry Editor in Chicago embodies its title perfectly as it explores the paradox of form and function in life and language. Quiet without being subdued, intelligent without being obtuse, and deeply affecting without resorting to melodrama, this book carries itself into the reader with arresting honesty and simplicity…  See more details below

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Poetry. This series of poems by Black Ocean's Poetry Editor in Chicago embodies its title perfectly as it explores the paradox of form and function in life and language. Quiet without being subdued, intelligent without being obtuse, and deeply affecting without resorting to melodrama, this book carries itself into the reader with arresting honesty and simplicity that is at once harsh and elegant.

"Her spare lyrics emphasize the role of the individual surrounded with the ineffable qualities of silence and empty space: 'If there is a footnote to absence,' she writes, 'it is the beating heart.'"—Coldfront Magazine

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Coldfront Magazine
Her spare lyrics emphasize the role of the individual surrounded with the ineffable qualities of silence and empty space: 'If there is a footnote to absence,' she writes, 'it is the beating heart.'

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780977770953
Publisher:
Black Ocean
Publication date:
03/01/2006
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Carrie Olivia Adams lives in Chicago, where she is a book publicist for the University of Chicago Press, the poetry editor for Black Ocean, and a biscuit maker and whiskey drinker. She is the author of FORTY-ONE JANE DOE'S (book and companion DVD, Ahsahta 2013) and INTERVENING ABSENCE (Ahsahta 2009) as well as the chapbooks Overture in the Key of F (above/ground press 2013) and A Useless Window (Black Ocean 2006).

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