Seven Floors Up
Cati Porter
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Seven Floors Up

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Poetry. Intimate, tender, at times funny and at others erotically charged, Porter's poems dwell on the subjects that affect us deeply: relationships complicated by circumstance; childbirth; illness; unseasonable death. She reminds us that it is in the everyday entaNglements that we find poetry. Tony Barnstone invites readers to, "[f]ollow her through the 'bourbon-hinged ja...more
Paperback, 66 pages
Published June 1st 2008 by Mayapple Press
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Laura Wiseman
Editor of Poemeleon and author of several chapbooks, including (al)most delicious (Dancing Girl Press, 2010), Cati Porter’s full length collection Seven Floors Up (Mayapple Press) is a wonderful book with a strong narrative arc that probes the emotional depths of motherhood, family, and loss.

Some poems in Seven Floors Up explore and experiment with received forms like the pantoum (“Crazed Collection”) and the sestina (“What She Finds”), while others scrabble with gender roles and expectation li...more
"Marriage as a Board Game" and "Administering My Dog's Cancer Therapy, I Think About My Sons" are two poems I love to share with others.
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