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Lauren Camp, Took House & John Macker, Atlas of Wolves

Took House, from Lauren Camp is a disquieting book about intimate relationships and what is seen and hidden. And John Macker's Atlas of Wolves are poems of truth without need for explication, woven with imagery and metaphor.
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Lauren Camp, Took House & John Macker, Atlas of Wolves

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Sep 17, 2020, 6:00 PM
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Took House is a disquieting book about intimate relationships and what is seen and hidden. In vulnerable poems of obsession, Camp places motivation deep in the background, following instead a chain reaction between pain and pleasure. Took House navigates a landscape of bone and ash, wine and circumstance. Boundaries shift between reality and allegory. The unknown appears and repeats, eerily echoing need. Blame, power and disorder hover, unsettling what we know of love.

About Lauren Camp

Took House is Lauren Camp’s fifth book of poetry. One Hundred Hungers, Camp’s third book, won the Dorset Prize from Tupelo Press, Tupelo’s most prestigious poetry prize. Previous books have been shortlisted for the Arab American Book Award, the Housatonic Book Award, the Sheila Margaret Motton Prize, and the New Mexico- Arizona Book Award. Lauren is a true citizen of the poetry community, giving widely. She teaches young students to understand and embody poems for Poetry Out Loud and offers community workshops and mentoring to elders interested in exploring poetry as a means of self-expression.

g emil reutter says of award- winning poet/playwright/essayist John Macker's Atlas of Wolves “John Macker is not a poet to make you laugh, he is not a poet to perform his poetry in such a manner as to void its serious implications for John Macker is a poet grounded in decades of lineage arriving at his current destination. Atlas of Wolves consists of strands of words flowing across pages into the darkness of life brightened by the moon, measured by history and acute awareness by the poet of his surroundings. These are poems of truth without need for explication, woven with imagery and metaphor. One can say that Macker has joined his beloved moon and ever expansive glory of the stars in the dark sky.

About John Macker

Read this January 2020 article in the Santa Fe New Mexican for a profile on award- winning poet/playwright/essayist John Macker.