Black Lawrence Press
September 21, 2011

IN THE CARNIVAL OF BREATHING is a “striking and satisfying” poetry collection

Rattle recently reviewed Lisa Fay Coutley’s chapbook In the Carnival of Breathing, and has lovely things to say: “The latest chapbook from Lisa Fay Coutley, In the Carnival of Breathing, is an emotionally complex series of poems that spends the bulk of its real estate contemplating the complicated nature of responsibility—from motherly to familial—while exploring the even more rocky landscape of personal resignation to the ungrasped possibilities of this world. The collection, winner of the Fall 2009 Black River Chapbook Competition, is one of the most striking and personally satisfying poetry collections that I’ve read in a while.” Read the rest of this review here, and buy a copy of this “bold” collection here.