Thursday, August 24, 2006
T. Anders Carson
Here are some reviews of his work.
In a Different Shred of Skin T. Anders Carson roots out the genuine, casting aside of artificial distractions. His poetry bores at the heart of that which defines us; the travails of human interaction, the search for meaning and experience in a world increasingly insular and similar. Suicide, mental illness, abuse, but also fleeting tenderness and compassion, mark these poems like faded signposts on a rough gravel road. -Matt Firth, Front & Centre Magazine
This book is stunning -both because of the excellent photos by Michael B. (of Switzerland) but also the raw strength of Carson's powerful revelations about the death of his parents, the nature of loneliness and the ways we struggle to cope with deep trauma. By opening up in the his way, Carson allows others to do the same. - Emily Pohl-Weary, broken pencil
It is his openess and honesty that has gained him a world-wide audience.