The Tethers
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The Tethers

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By responding to loss with humor and by appreciating the world in all its quirky variety and odd detail, this collection meanders from an imaginary village to Manhattan, from southern California to London, from Arizona to the Czech Republic, finally coming to rest in the mysterious comforts of the Illinois prairie. Rich with original observation and wry commentary, these poems are lushly rendered with an unashamed wordiness. Incorporating a range of cultural touch points, each piece deftly pulls from a broad reference spectrum, including classic literature, Raggedy Ann, the notorious hangings at Newgate Prison, the ubiquitous Dear John letter, William Shakespeare, Bob Dylan, and John Keats's fiancee Fanny Brawne. Sensual and lushly engaged to its many worlds, the assorted works collected here evoke an altogether formal and thematic experience."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 134 x 208 x 8mm | 99.79g
  • Poetry Wales Press
  • SEREN
  • Bridgend, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1854114921
  • 9781854114921
  • 851,830

Review quote

""The Tethers" marks the arrival of an original talent, and is surely one of the most ambitious and accomplished first collections of recent years." "Times Literary Supplement""show more

About Carrie Etter

Carrie Etter is a poet and an associate lecturer at Bath Spa University. Her poems have appeared in numerous publications, including "New Republic," "Poetry Review," and "Times Literary Supplement."show more

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