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Mother, One More Thing, Poems by Carla Schwartz
Mother, One More Thing by Carla Schwartz brings such a sharply defined sensibility to experience and memory that there is always much more than just one more thing.
Sample Poems by Carla Schwartz
“In Carla Schwartz’s Mother, One More Thing, the details of the natural world, as well as the lives we make together as families, friends, and even individual daydreamers, come into radiant focus. Schwartz attends to her subjects with great sympathy, but she refuses to sentimentalize those subjects. Poems such as ‘Green Dress,’ ‘Last Glass of Orange Juice,’ and ‘Mother, One More Thing’ only strengthen their emotional force by exploring the subtle and often contradictory aspects of their occasions. Schwartz is an excellent poet, and her book is built to last.” – Peter Campion
“Darting between the elegiac and the voluptuous with the guilelessness of a young girl, Carla Schwartz’s graceful first collection examines loss and continuation from the perspective of a naturalist and a daughter. Schwartz’s poems display a flirtatious reverence for the world of all that ripens and wizens – processes worthy, to this poet, of equal praise. We follow her five keen senses from berry patch to sickbed to clear and frigid lake, feasting and lamenting at what must perish. By the end of this succulent book, we have grieved and celebrated lavishly, and our fingers and lips are stained with nectars and pigments the poet has offered us from her unabashed palette.” – Frannie Lindsay
"Mother, One More Thing: a meaty, topical, alluring, and dynamic piece of work. The narrator takes over her mother's skin at times, climbs inside, and thinks for her. An amazing collection.” – Lea Banks
Carla Schwartz is a poet, videographer, and lyricist. She has performed and read her work in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in several journals, including Fulcrum, 05401, Wordgathering, Stone Highway Review, Literary Juice, Emerge Literary Journal, Enizagam, and Equinox, among others.
ISBN: 978-1625490728, 92 pages, $18.00