By Carrie Fountain
The wry, supple poems in Carrie Fountain’s moment assortment take the shape of prayers and meditations chronicling the existential shifts attributable to parenthood, religious looking out, and the profound, frequently beguiling adventure of being a self, within a physique, with a soul. Fountain’s voice is right away deep and unfastened, enacting the dawning of religious perception, yet with no leaving the day-by-day international, matching the sensation of the “pure holiness in motherhood” with the “thuds the enormous dumpsters make at the back of the strip mall while they’re tossed again to the pavement through the trash truck.” In those clever, available, deeply emotional poems, she captures a latest eager for religious that means that’s cautious of prepackaged wisdom—a longing responded so much absolutely by way of getting to the hustle and bustle of daily life.
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Instant Winner: Poems (Penguin Poets) by Carrie Fountain