Monday Must Read! Karen Craigo: No More Milk
This week meet the fabulous Karen Craigo. Karen is the author of the poetry collection No More Milk (Sundress Publications, 2016), as well as the forthcoming collection Passing Through Humansville (ELJ Publications, 2017). Her poetry and essays appear in numerous journals, and she is the author of two chapbooks,Someone Could Build Something Here (Winged City, 2013) and Stone for an Eye (Kent State/Wick, 2004).
Karen teaches writing in Springfield, Missouri.
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No More Milk
Stone for an Eye
Praise for No More Milk
Despite the seeming refusal implied by No More Milk, there’s vast generosity in these poems, a sense of holiness in even the smallest of gestures. Holy, but not numinous: these are embodied prayers, “in praise of what’s left/ and all the hands it has known,” the kind that makes you “bow beneath the burden of words.” There is a profound personal morality at stake for this poet who loves the people and things of this earth in all their itchy-butt blessedness, “the slugs/ as much as the lilacs,” who manages to sing like “the bird/ that has made us rise…/…yesterday’s anger/ reduced to syllables in the air.” Alleluia.
—Heidi Czerwiec, author of Self-Portrait as Bettie Page and Sweet/Crude: A Bakken Boom Cycle
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