Divided Eye

Katharine Carle

Published by Antrim House, 2011
ISBN 10: 1936482010 / ISBN 13: 9781936482016
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Synopsis: In her first book of poems, Divided Eye, Katharine Carle presents us with work that is vigorous, adventurous, and beautifully crafted. Replete with wit, deep emotion, honesty, and generosity of spirit, Carle's poems are in part a love letter to a mother from whom she sometimes felt divided and in part the record of a life lived courageously and lovingly. Always her work demonstrates that a divided personality is not a fault but the natural condition of anyone who lives life to the hilt.

About the Author: Born in the vortex of the Great Depression, Katharine Carle describes her early life in North Haven, Connecticut as fairly typical of a young woman's in the 1940s and 1950s. Early on, however, she showed signs of heterodox behavior. She married early while a freshman at Wellesley College and had two sons, working in cardiac research while her husband was in medical school. In her second marriage to a man she describes as "the good husband," she inherited two daughters to go with the sons of her first marriage. As owners of travel agencies with a focus on educational journeys for museums and schools, she and her husband traveled much of the world. Excepting India and Tibet, there are few countries she has not visited. A Christian and a Buddhist, she tries to practice the Zen proverb that urges us to "chop wood and carry water" as a way to achieve enlightenment. She believes that it is in the process of washing the dishes, writing the book, and saying goodbyes to loved ones who have taken their leap off this planet that enlightenment occurs. Katharine Carle's work has appeared in a number of literary journals and in the 2001 anthology produced at The Frost Place, where she was an invited participant in the Robert Frost Festival of Poetry. She conducts a poetry group at the Seabury Retirement Community, where she also plans literary events and is regarded as a danger to public safety, having organized a Solstice ceremony, complete with a sky-scraping bonfire and unseemly behavior. She threatens to do more of the same.

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Title: Divided Eye
Publisher: Antrim House
Publication Date: 2011
Book Condition: Good
Edition: First.

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