On Thursday, November 17th at 7 PM, Carmichael's is delighted to host a reading and book signing with Louisville poet and founder of Sarabande Books, Sarah Gorham, for her book Bad Daughter. Fellow poet, Linda Gregerson, has said about Bad Daughter, "The daughter one is, the daughters one has, the daughters those daughters may one day bring into the world. Sarah Gorham's poems are remarkable for their sureness of touch, their fine economies, their penetrating aptitude for surprise: Bad Daughter is the book of a poet writing at the height of her powers and confidence." Bad Daughter will be published this fall.
Bad Daughter explores misbehavior its risky pleasures and often tragic consequences through poems about bad daughters, sisters, and their mothers. What happens to the sister who obeys? What if a daughter refuses her inheritance? Can she? What sanctuary and what limits do worship and domesticity provide?
In The Cure, Sarah Gorham's mature, eager, intelligent poetic voice explores family and marriage; and self as forms in which we move, escaping and demanding restraint, seeking and fearing contact with each other.