Today's poem is "The Trapeze Artist's Dear John Letter"
from The Tethers

Seren Books

Carrie Etter lives in Bradford on Avon and teaches creative writing at Bath Spa University. Read Carrie's blog at www.carrieetter.blogspot.com Her debut collection for Seren, The Tethers, won the London Festival Fringe Prize for Best First Collection of Poetry 2010.

Books by Carrie Etter:

Other poems on the web by Carrie Etter:
Three poem
Two poem
"McLean County Highway 39"
Two poem
"Pursuit, Dublin"
Five poem
"Divining for Starters (29)"
Four poem
Three poem

Carrie Etter's Blog.

About The Tethers:

"Many contemporary poets blow away in the gale of nihil and nonsense that life is becoming, but some still try to weather it - Carrie Etter is one of the few to have found strong roots to cling to, and one of the very few in whose lines one can discern the flesh-and-blood figure of a witness wholly alive, alert to the evidence, unsparing but unjudging, getting it down by heart. Sorrowing, glad, graceful, The Tethers is a rich and significant debut"
—Glyn Maxwell

"The Tethers is full of highly intelligent, often finely cadenced and in the best sense measured poetry. Carrie Etter deftly fuses accents of modern America and England with a strong sense of the Classics. Nuanced, lyrical, occasionally humorous, these poems reveal time after time an acute sense of 'the rise and fall of what we cannot moor'."
—Robert Crawford

Support Verse Daily
Sponsor Verse Daily!

Home  Archives   Web Weekly Features  About Verse Daily   FAQs  Submit to Verse Daily   Follow Verse Daily on Twitter

Copyright © 2002-2011 Verse Daily All Rights Reserved