ABOUT THE BOOK
Cat hoarding. Panic attacks. Rigid perfectionism. Carson reconstructs, through a hybrid of received and invented poetic forms, the literal and metaphorical experience of the psychological homesickness that controlled her life until she confronted it in therapy, and thereby opened herself to making a true home with her second husband.
Painting a raw picture of feeling broken “in some fundamental way,” Carson’s poems sing to how that feeling can be mended.