Marks of the Witch

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Marks of the Witch“Catherine Carter’s poems wrestle with contemporary human dilemmas: identity, aging, nostalgia, desire, as well as our place in the natural world. I’m drawn to her diction, spiky and sharp, grounded in the imagery of experience.”

— Joseph Millar, author of three books, including Blue Rust (Carnegie Mellon University Press), recipient of Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts fellowships.

 

“Stephen Spender once described poetry as ‘enchanted utterance.’ Few contemporary poets write poems that come as close to Spender’s definition as Catherine Carter. Call it enchantment or call it witchery, the poetry in Carter’s Marks of the Witch creates through its incantatory rhythms and startling imagery a voice that reveals nothing less than the mystery residing in even the most ordinary detail of our daily lives.”

— Kathryn Stripling Byer, author of six books of poetry
including Descent (LSU Press), winner of the SIBA Award
and the NC Poetry Award