Now Available! Calf Canyon

Calf-Canyon

Bare-handed, wind-polished, and visceral.

We’re called to witness the beginning of life and its too-quick terminus; the rush of passion and its aftermath; the silences that deepen like canyons over the wounds we carry.

—Kiki Petrosino on CALF CANYON

From Brain Mill Press: With long-limbed free verse and highly textured prose, Calf Canyon builds an origin myth with uncertain consequences and bald violence. McCartt-Jackson imagines a landscape where memories are permeable, physical places: the watersides of rural Kentucky and the Ozarks give way to the dry gulches and deep ravines of California as the speaker attains adulthood and her relationships become more fraught with danger.

So, this: / you didn’t mean to / tear out the part of you you didn’t like / by tearing out a part of me / for the sixth, seventh, eighth, twelfth time you decided: / love was my heart, / the size of your fist.

Domestic meditations vine with the thorns of the natural world in a collection that is bare-handed, wind-polished, and visceral, and McCartt-Jackson’s command of imagery leaves the reader with sculptural playback of brutal love and resonant feelings. This is a collection to read beginning to end, and from the end to the first poem, interleaving the pages with marginalia, tears, and the reader’s own memories. Rarely does a poet bend such gifted, formal craft to the requirements of fierce feeling.


Order Now!

Order your copy of Sarah McCartt-Jackson’s newest poetry chapbook Calf Canyon, whose title poem has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize:

  1. Order directly from Sarah and have your book signed for you!
  2. Order from the Brain Mill Press website: www.brainmillpress.com/books/calf-canyon
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