Books

Anthologies

Teresa’s work can also be found in: A Poet’s Sourcebook  Featuring “The Temple of Delight: John Keats and Jack Wiler.” Available from Autumn House Press. The Breath of Parted Lips, Volume 2 Available from www.upne.com.  the why and later Available from www.deepcleveland.com.

Elegy for the Floater

Teresa Carson, the youngest of ten in a blur-collar family, unflinchingly writes about her chaotic past about which she has been taught to keep silent–her mentally ill mother, her enraged and abandoning father, her schizophrenic brother, her rape at fourteen, and her long-term relationship with a married man. It is her brother’s suicide that makes the poet aware of how dangerous shame-filled silence can be, and it is his suicide…

My Crooked House

Cat hoarding. Panic attacks. Rigid perfectionism. Carson reconstructs, through a hybrid of received and invented poetic forms, the literal and metaphorical experience of the psychological homesickness that controlled her life until she confronted it in therapy, and thereby opened herself to making a true home with her second husband. Featuring: How It Happened Part I My Crooked House Workplace Humor Purchase CavanKerry Press – cavankerrypress.org/laurel_tcarson_crooked.html Reviews Carson’s search for a house…

The Congress of Human Oddities

During the week of June 28 through July 4, 1863, The Congress of Human Oddities, owned by Mister Hackariah T. Villas, an itinerant Shakespearean actor turned second-rate showman, traveled through Ohio. Because the war had afforded him the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get his hands on some top-notch curiosities, such as the Two-Headed Nightingale, he believed that season’s route was his road to riches Featuring: – Prologue – Two-Headed Nightingale –…