About the Poems
by Carolyn Guinzio
[Safe as houses.] These poems are from a sequence that revolves around dwellings, the interior as the place we study the world and the outside as where we experience it. Houses and the rituals involving them can serve as a kind of faith, a barricade against fear, as something to help us see a thing without its greater setting: If we have good fortune, what comfort in believing there is more to our good fortune than mere chance.