Books

Inscriptions

By  Cammy Thomas

Published by  Four Way Books

 

The poems of Cammy Thomas' second collection, Inscriptions, have an emotional ferocity and lyric intensity that cut to the quick of desolating loss and fraught family legacies... These are poems that seek what endures beyond lack and the fragile consolations of a seemingly all-consuming world. The implacable balm Thomas offers, and the mercy, is her refusal to look away.

 

--Daniel Tobin

 

 

 

Cathedral of Wish

By  Cammy Thomas

Published by  Four Way Books

 

Cammy Thomas's tough little lyrics revisit a childhood as if through a prism: they contain the whole, but refract it into distinct panes so we can see up close what would be too terrible intact. Their utter spareness and refusal to sentimentalize the hard facts make them both spooky and powerful. What's most moving to me is the way the child survives as a ghost inside the adult. It's as if the child has finally allowed the adult to say what was, until now, unsayable.

—Chase Twichell

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