Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Poetic Voices: Allison Carter and Maggie Smith

Allison Carter explores echoes and space, calling them ghosts, while poet Maggie Smith creates fables for contemporary readers.

In her latest poetry collection Here Versus Elsewhere, Allison Carter tackles the idea of ghosts, not in the conventional understanding but in the sense of echoes of spaces or white space, the ghosts of what has happened that continue to shape the experience of the here and now.

Experimenting with both length (some long, some short) and form (one is entirely prose poems), Carter explores these ghosts of sound and shape in 49 poems. One example is “Intimacy, These Days,” and watch how her effective use of repetition creates  echoes.

To continue reading, please see my post today at Tweetspeak Poetry.

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