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The Low Passions

Poems

January 2021

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In a knockout debut collection haunted by shame, violence and the darkest of our human origins, Anders Carlson-Wee mines nourishment and holiness from our depths.

Explosive and incantatory, The Low Passions traces the fringes of the American experiment through the eyes of a young drifter. Pathologically frugal, reckless and vulnerable, the narrator of these viscerally compelling poems hops freight trains, hitchhikes, dumpster dives and sleeps in the homes of total strangers, scavenging forgotten and hardscrabble places for tangible forms of faith. A range of strong-willed characters takes shape, amplified by a chorus of monologues from the strangers who shelter him and the family he’s left behind—each made manifest by the poet’s devoted ear and sensitive eye.

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9780393358582

140 x 211 mm • 112 pages

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