“Poetry because my head fills up and I to have make poems or I will shatter. Poetry because prose confuses me with its cargo, its burden of words. Poetry because poetry susurrates and moans and sighs and whispers and sings over my shoulder. Poetry because it is in every corner, around every dogleg turn, because it is dilemma and euphoria. Poetry because without poetry, what?”
Wendy Taylor Carlisle
Wendy Taylor Carlisle lives and writes in the Arkansas Ozarks and is the author of three books of poetry and five chapbooks. Books in Bloom is thrilled to welcome Carlisle and to celebrate her latest book of poetry, described as both fearless and irrepressible, to the festival this year. See you on May 19th!