Luscious Struggle – Carrie Conners – 2019


Luscious Struggle
by Carrie Conners

“Conners takes us into the private world of ‘real’ people with ‘real’ stories, and does so with deep compassion. . .through skillfully rendered details, we see and hear the voices of steelworkers, prisoners, the ambulance driver, the pharmacist—and the tough voices of working class West Virginia.” — Jan Beatty, author of Jackknife: New and Selected Poems

“The poems are at turns funny and sad, profound and playful.. . . There are . . .poems whose strength relies . . .on a close observation of the everyday as seen through the dual lens of heartache and blue-collar struggle. I must admire, as well, her understated humor in a poem like Sex Ed and the strikingly macabre whimsy of a poem like Ambulance Driver. It is an astonishing first collection holding both power and promise.” — Marc Harshman, Poet Laureate of West Virginia

Published May 15, 2019
Paperback | $17.00 USD


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