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A Newer Wilderness, poems, Insomniac Press, 2007

From the Publisher:

In Roseanne Carrara’s A Newer Wilderness, the world’s rich and compelling past buckles and swells beneath our feet, and its abiding influence rises like geothermal steam into the present.

Powerful voices from history and legend issue forth and mingle with our familiar, circadian surroundings. These poems serve to remind us that our future need not cost us our past, that our capacity for intellect need not diminish our basic humanity, and that civilizations need not be built at the expense of the natural environment in which they thrive.

Roseanne Carrara’s poetry has won the Malahat Long Poem Prize and has been nominated for a National Magazine Award among other honours.

Praise for A Newer Wilderness

“Roseanne Carrara’s poems in A Newer Wilderness actually say something about life today, and they say it in clear, generous, precise registrations. Carrara’s clean, sharp lines, at times extending into long poems and poetic essay, are a welcome breath of fresh air.” — Sharon Thesen, author of A Pair of Scissors and The Good Bacteria


Harp & Altar selected three of the poems from A Newer Wilderness to publish on their siteNow’s your chance to re-read Curses, To a Translator of Horace, and The End of the Novel.


Malcolm Woodland, The University of Toronto Quarterly 78:1, Winter 2009 (28-29)

Jacob Bachinger, Northern Poetry Review, Northern Poetry Review

Chris Doda, Studio 1.2 2007


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