Julie Carr’s most recent books are Objects from a Borrowed Confession and the essay collection, Someone Shot My Book. A mixed-genre work, Real Life: An Installation, was published in 2018. She lives in Denver where she helps to run Counterpath and teaches at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Gardens and their particulars, mountain passes, deserts, and thickets—and the body—the tongue most of all—run through these mostly sparse, recursive, and quietly assertive poems. And yet, even as Machado leads us through this wide array of matter and landscape, she simultaneously leaves open the possibility that each location, each natural object, is principally a metaphor for language itself.