A Useless Window
by Carrie O. Adams
Paperback / 40p. / Poetry / $8.95
Also available from Small Press Distribution
This series of poems by our very own Poetry Editor in Chicago embodies the title perfectly as it explores the paradox of form and function in life and language. Quiet without being subdued, intelligent without being obtuse, and deeply affecting without resorting to melodrama, this book carries itself into the reader with arresting honesty and simplicity that is at once harsh and elegant. Adams’ full-length collection, Intervening Absence, is forthcoming from Ahsahta Press in 2009.
Praise for A Useless Window:
“Her spare lyrics emphasize the role of the individual surrounded with the ineffable qualities of silence and empty space: ‘If there is a footnote to absence,’ she writes, ‘it is the beating heart.’”
Carrie Olivia Adams works as a book publicist in Chicago and serves as Poetry Editor for Black Ocean. When procrastinating from writing poems or making short films, she can be found undertaking impractically ambitious domestic projects, sipping Manhattans, and riding her red Schwinn very slowly. Her first book, Intervening Absence, will be available from Ahsahta Press in February 2009, and her poems can be found in Coconut, No Tell Motel, Word / For Word and DIAGRAM, among others.