Finalist for the 2014 A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry
Here in There, Angela Carr’s third book of poetry, is a lyrical petition to the human faculty of attention. In constant motion, the poems locate unusual instances of connection. They ask, do we give or pay attention? And what do we attend to? How do we decide what merits our attention? In a world where stillness is elusive, can we give or pay attention to anything but that which outlives our own distraction? Turning our attention to the senses, in Here in There, touch informs inscription, credit becomes an audible vibration. Carr’s poems form traceable and untraceable patterns, disappearing economies of material.
Praise for Angela Carr’s earlier work:
“Carr achieves an exquisite balance of sensual fleshiness, confession, and conceptual abstraction.” —Sonnet L’Abbé for The Globe and Mail
“Carr makes texts, bodies, and buildings pliable.” —Canadian Literature
“Carr constructs a delicate tower of a book, one that sways and seems fragile but never topples.” —Winnipeg Free Press
“[Carr] crafts lines that follow lines that build upon other lines to forward, push and wash over like water, deep into a prose that swims” —rob mclennan for The Small Press Book Review
“These texts are remarkable.” —Erín Moure for 17 seconds
A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry Jury Citations:
“The poems invite a pacing and attention that defies our daily speed.”
“Strong turns of phrase, beautiful and structured language.”
“Carr explores the unexpected moments when meaning connects with a silence that hums with vitality.”
“Poetry emerges and invites a new reckoning with words we’ve leaned on and taken for granted.”
Interview with Angela Carr —The Toronto Quarterly
Angela Carr is the author of two poetry books, Ropewalk (2006; nominated for the McAuslan First Book Prize) and The Rose Concordance (2009). As a translator, she translated Coït by Chantal Neveu (2012). Originally from Montreal, Carr now lives in New York City, where she teaches Creative Writing.