Tracy and I both often had a hard time figuring out how to respond to poetry appropriately during our time in the MFA. We know what we like and what we don't, but the conversations surrounding poetry in academia were usually mystifying. I generally find it more productive to ignore the whole question of what is "poetic" and to focus on what is beautiful, exciting, and fun.
Carrie's poetry is all of those things. It is smart and sexy and funny. It is good. We think very highly of her and her work, and we think you will too. Meet the Lavenders is about a girl group. I have heard her read a little of it. I am looking forward to reading the rest.
Here is a description from the press: "Carrie Murphy's 'Meet the Lavenders' introduces us to the fictional 1960s girl group The Lavenders, a threesome with dreamy dreams immersed in the pursuit of all that is girl group-related. A complex, adoring and intimate view of a musical and social phenomenon that usually doesn't allow a scratch below the perfectly manicured surface."
Here is a trailer featuring an unusually desperate reader: