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Small Murders
Carrie McGath

Inland Seas

New Issues Poetry & Prose
2006 • 58 pp. 6 x 8 1/2"

$14.00 Paperback, 978-1-930974-66-1

“… McGath reimagines a world that opens to grand possibility while simultaneously remaining painfully claustrophobic, and therefore married to a new kind of truth.”—Monica Drake, VIDA’s ‘anti-list’ of Under-Acknowledged Women Writers

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“Carrie McGath is, to borrow her own words, a ‘happy woman of knots.’ In her poems you will meet a windshield vandal whose weapon is lipstick in the shade of Fire Engine #45; a coveter of murdered dolls; a dashboard Mary who's been jilted; a doctor who holds up a newborn ‘like fresh catch off a pier’; Frida Kahlo folded up in somebody's sock drawer. You will encounter rape and ruination, sadness, dissection, miracles. These ruthlessly unsentimental, dark, angry-funny poems are spoken by ‘the loneliest girl in the time-zone’ and proferred—she pulls it off somehow—with an irrepressible good cheer.”—Nancy Eimers

CARRIE MCGATH'S first collection of poems, Small Murders, was released in 2006 by New Issues Poetry and Prose. Since then, Carrie has self-published four limited-edition chapbooks, including: Ward Eighty-One, The Chase, So Sorry to See You Go, and Ohio Lonely. She lives and works in Chicago.

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