All week I have been reading Carolyn,
Her chapbook of twenty poems focused
on one anatomical feature — the ankle.
How could anyone do that? I wondered.
Breasts, yes, the penis, body parts
with a sexual agenda. But the ankle?
I read on. Carolyn fractured hers
recently in a fall so that provided the bones
of the material.
Wonderful, warm, poems,
inventive and insightful that trace her
journey towards wellness.
‘Zero Weight Bear’ with its zen-like title and
witty word-play. ‘Gravity Sucks’ runs a gamut
of emotions but ends like the collection itself
on an optimistic note.
- books can be purchased through the publisher: Ginninderra Press
2 thoughts on “On Reading Carolyn”
Thank you John, you did an excellent job launching my book, and I look forward to your next poetry collection launch, in the first part of 2020!
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thanks Carolyn. I enjoyed doing the launch. I look forward to my launch too. An advanced copy should arrive tomorrow. I’m excited.
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