The Elephant House: Poems

The Elephant House: Poems

by Claudia Carlson




Carlson, ClaudiaTHE ELEPHANT HOUSEMarsh Hawk PressPoetry. "Claudia Carlson's poems are going places: breakfast with Blake, lunch with Goya, then a modeling session with Picasso and a night at Hotel Blythe, where the bedspreads are stiffer than road kill. Carlson's poems combine wit and form with a painter's eye for detail (boyblue hairbrush, origami trousers, spoons in velvet beds)"--Meg Kearney. "Surprise after surprise waits within Claudia Carlson's first volume. There's fresh, astonishing poetry on every page; powerful, playful and inventive. Inside THE ELEPHANT HOUSE is a wild and touching world, and you'll be eager to explore every corner"--Kate Light.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780978555542
Publisher: Marsh Hawk Press
Publication date: 03/01/2007
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Claudia Carlson is an illustrator and award-winning book designer who lives in Manhattan with a cat, dog and husband. She has worked in publishing for many years and is now running her own business, ClaudiaGraphics. She creates illustrations digitally in Photoshop and Illustrator and paints watercolor landscapes when she travels and portrait sketches when people give readings. She is also a poet and her first book of poetry, The Elephant House, was published in 2007.

What People are Saying About This

Meg Kearney

"Carlson's poems combine wit and form with a painter's eye for detail . . . you won't want to miss a thing."--(Meg Kearney)

Jeffrey Harrison

"A moving sequence about the life of Carlson's mother, who was also a poet, haunts the volume . . . an impressive debut."--(Jeffrey Harrison)

Nicole Cooley

"Open this wonderful new book and prepare to fall under the spell of these delightful, inventive poems."--(Nicole Cooley)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews