About the Poems
by Laura Carter
1. "Ostracize": Commenced between September 2003 & February 2004, during an intense period of reading Sharon Olds. File Under: The Moral of the Story....
2. "Either": Commenced 18 June 2004. I have a series of poems (well, maybe only 2) about a woman named Sharon with a rose tattoo, in prison for illegal immigration, trying to escape now & then.
3. "Items That Have Not Yet Shipped": Commenced 27 June 2004. I am an avid Amazon.com shopper. File Under: Consumerism.
4. "O Come, & Do Not Take the Sound": Commenced 8 July 2004. File Under: Softness of Owl Feathers.
5. "Ulterior": Commenced 12 August 2004. Dedicated to Wallace Stevens, with whom I have a visceral love/hate relationship (& utmost respect, as well).... File Under: More Recent.