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Carrying Place

ISBN13: 9780887845680
ISBN: 0887845681
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $12.95
Publisher: House Of Anansi
Published Date:
Edition 1St Edition
Pages: 96
Average Goodreads rating: 4.00/5 (2 ratings)

Esta Spalding's first poetry collection explores the human body as a meeting ground for genealogy, geography, and history. The poems address the question of how human beings connect themselves to places and form identities within those places.


Carrying Place begins with poems involving the family recalled; the second section opens out to include a wider circle of voices; and in the third section the poems chart an emotional geographical migration. This is a remarkable first collection from a young poet whose writing possesses a clean and easy beauty.