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Inscriptions
Cammy Thomas



Stahlecker Selections

Four Way
2014 • 72 pp. 6 x 9"
Poetry / Poetry - Women Authors

$15.95 Paperback, 978-1-935536-46-8



“The poems of Cammy Thomas’s second collection, Inscriptions, have an emotional ferocity and lyric intensity that cut to the quick of desolating loss and fraught family legacies. …The implacable balm Thomas offers, and the mercy, is her refusal to look away.”—Daniel Tobin

This second collection by award-winning poet Cammy Thomas is a meditation on impermanence, focused on a family confronting death

A meditation in the face of impermanence, Inscriptions is a book about a family in crisis. Three strong women—a mother, an aunt, and a sister-in-law—serve as focus for the collection as these compressed lyric poems wrestle with illness and “death,/ tangy as copper” and the ways in which they reshape a family. Thomas seeks consolation in what endures, discovering a sense of what's sacred in the ordinary.



CAMMY THOMAS is also the author of Cathedral of Wish, winner of the 2006 Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. She lives in Lexington, Massachusetts, and teaches in the English Department at Concord Academy.



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