State of Grace
*Editor’s Note: This poem was crafted to span across multiple pages, utilizing white space and page breaks. The author and Front Porch editors decided a more interactive reading experience that allows the reader to turn pages would be the best showcase for the piece.
Emily Carr directs the Low-Residency MFA at OSU-Cascades. She is passionate about the sexual politics of meat, the limits of Achilles’ honesty and the problem of Chaucer’s spring, unposted love letters, cannibal chickens and a ship too late to save the drowning witch. Emily's collection of prose poem fairy tales, whosoever has let a minotaur enter them or a sonnet—is forthcoming from McSweeney's in 2015. Craig Dowrkin writes: "The gods here float, as they did for Pound, in the azure air." Her second book of poetry, 13 Ways of Happily: Books 1 & 2, was the winner of the 2009 New Measures Poetry Prize. TC Tolbert writes: “If attention is an act of care (and I believe it is), then Emily Carr’s 13 Ways of Happily shows us why a love poet falls in love with the world – its wonders, inconsistencies, and failures.”
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