Carr, Julie

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Real Life: An Installation

Sharp social and political observation from a poet who does it right.

Objects from a Borrowed Confession

A rich meditation on self and others; for all smart readers.


Arresting sentence fragments, moments captured glancingly (a boy's funeral, a woman sobbing on a plane), then the multi-award-winning Carr steadily delivers a reminder of the social and sexual violence that haunts us: "My country, said the boy to the girl, likes its children shot through/ My country, said the girl to the boy, likes its women weighted or flayed/ My country, said the boy, tears away...

Sarah—of Fragments and Lines

This book will appeal to those for whom personal history is not a tidy set of stories but a site of contingency, struggle, and change.

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