Carrie Etter’s The Weather in Normal named as a PBS Winter Recommendation

3 September 2018 - 04:03pm

Carrie Etter’s The Weather in Normal named as a PBS Winter Recommendation

3 September 2018 - 04:03pm

Carrie Etter’s forthcoming collection, The Weather in Normal, has been named a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Winter 2018. The varied list of selections also includes Raymond Antrobus, well-known for his spoken word poetry; former Birmingham Poet Laureate Roy McFarlane; and award-winning Scottish poet Kathleen Jamie. See the full list of selections on the Poetry Book Society website.

About The Weather in Normal:
In this new collection, Carrie Etter laments the loss of her hometown of Normal, Illinois through the death of her parents, the sale of the family home, and the effects of climate change on Illinois’ landscape and lives. The author’s restlessly inventive use of multiple tones, shifting line lengths, and fresh turns of phrase are as much a means of conveying complex and paradoxical emotions as they are a determined formal strategy to avoid cliché. Shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry for her last collection, Imagined Sons, Etter has built a following based on her highly original and deeply emotive poetry.