On Our Shelves Now
—In her first book of poems, Carrie Voigt Schonhoff captures the spirit of her native Wisconsin—not only through poignant descriptions of landscape, but in how she reveals the emotional interiors of people and places.
This work will resonate deeply with readers who have grown up in the Midwest, as Voigt Schonhoff tenderly—but with vision and courage—strikes at the heart of what it means to live, survive, prosper, and be a woman of the Heartland. Her characters are drawn from life, and her subjects, not only the experiences that change our lives suddenly, but also those that shape us over longer periods and come to define memory.
About the Author
Carrie Voigt Schonhoff draws inspiration for her writing from life in rural Wisconsin, and her beachside home in North Carolina, that she shares with her two children and two Italian Greyhounds. She has previously published work in The Solitary Plover. This is her first full-length collection of poems.
“Carrie Voigt Schonhoff writes in spare, elemental phrases that land tender kicks on harsh subjects. The poems are intentionally laconic yet naturally lush, and full of humor that distances itself from predictable country.”
— Lucas Hunt, winner of the John Steinbeck Award for Poetry.
“A remarkable, awe-inspiring first collection of poems. Voigt Schonhoff reinvents the Midwestern landscape by revealing the extraordinary souls of normal things, people, and moments. There is wisdom here that goes beyond knowledge.”
— Simon Van Booy, best-selling author of, The Illusion of Separateness