Copyright 2016 by Carrie Etter

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March 29, 2017

I think the reason I enjoy judging poetry competitions and reviewing contemporary poetry collections is the same: to celebrate quality that might otherwise not be appreciated. I avoid reviewing the already well established poets and pitch to review those I think under-...

March 27, 2017

One of the unexpected trials of living in the UK has been that it presents me with an extra mothers' day to endure: they have one in March, in addition to the US Mothers' Day in May. So each year I've felt the pangs of being a birthmother more strongly both those days,...

March 22, 2017

As spring break falls entirely within April this year, I thought I would try writing a poem a day for National Poetry Month (in the US, anyway) and gathering others to do it with me. It's entirely an honour system, and I recommend tailoring the challenge to one's own n...

March 14, 2017

After years of attending AWP (the Associated Writing Programs' annual conference--Brits, imagine 11,000 writers in one U.S. city for three days) and thereby obtaining my American lit and food fix, I decided to take a break this year.  It proved to be fortuitous, as I w...

March 5, 2017

Some favourite passages from this lush first collection:

                                                 I kneel

beside priests burning camphor

upon th...

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