http://www.tupeloquarterly.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/from-Those-Little-Anodynes.pdf Robin Clarke is the author of the book of poems Lines the Quarry, which won the 2013 Omnidawn 1st/2nd book prize, judged by Brenda Hillman. She teaches writing at the University of Pittsburgh, and lives in an intentional community of gardeners, writers, activists, and healers.
Those Little Anodynes manages to weave family history (a connection to Emily Dickinson) with an unverifiable trauma. Embedded within, and connecting, these two situations is an object—a trunk that plays a little tune as it opens. The language is clear-eyed, well-wrought, yet at the same time leading us […]