“Original Green is a pure and original pleasure. Patricia Carlin is quick in catching sight of the rich, populous, difficult world we live in. She shows it as the locus, close up, of all we dream or dread. Her language takes hold of us, as authentic for inner as for outer landscapes. Because the images are beautiful in their discernment, I at once trust the rightness of her music, her perceptions, and her discoveries.”—Marie Ponsot
“ Her poetry is driven, yet knowing, savvy, yet communicable; and her voice is among those changing the face of poetry as we will come to know it in the 21st century.”—Molly Peacock
“ Patricia Carlin’s poems are marked by clarity of expression, great wit, uncompromising intelligence, multiple perspectives, and the embrace of a spectrum of voices and registers. Her work is original, provocative, and metaphysically compelling. She has the courage to pursue an insight or emotion through a labyrinth of images, allusions, and ideas. The poems are experimental in the truest sense of the word. Joy and skepticism suffuse her work like a balance of darkness and light. Doors keep opening, even in the most unlikely spaces, and the rooms they lead to alter our entire conception of the place we thought we had entered.”–Phillis Levin
Patricia Carlin’s poems have appeared in a wide variety of journals and anthologies, such as Verse, Boulevard, and American Letters & Commentary. She co-edits Barrow Street, and is a co-founder of Barrow Street Press; and she teaches literature and poetry writing at New School University.
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