Unsolicited Press Releases Carrie Close’s Hybrid Poetry/Prose Collection WHAT HAVE I DONE?

In What Have I Done?, Carrie Close writes, “all these little birds keep picking at me/hard, determined beaks peck through skin, scrape/against bone — they dance and chirp ominous tones…” The connection Close builds between themes of love, motherhood, and relationships hits you in the face like a taut rubber band forcing you to hone in on every last detail. Close pens a charged, feminist collection that avoids polishing for the sake of looking good.

From the Book

Paper cut-out

“I just want paper cut-outs to love me,”

he says, as I moan into the phone and

he jerks off in a Subway restroom, and

I tell him about the sex I had the day

before with the engineer who held my

hands above my head when I told him

to stop and Wedding Crashers played

intermittently between commercials.

About Carrie Close

Carrie Close was born and raised in Maine, where she lives with her boyfriend Josh, and their two sons, Emerand and Zephyr, and their daughter Zayra. You can read more of her work at carrieclose.com.

About Unsolicited Press

Unsolicited Press was founded in 2012 and is based in Portland, OR. The press strives to produce exceptional works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from award-winning authors. Learn more at www.unsolicitedpress.com.

WHAT HAVE I DONE? is available on March 8, 2022 as a paperback (120 p.; 978–1–950730–91–9) and e-book (all major retailers). The title is distributed to the trade by Ingram.



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