Roberta Beary


96 pages
198 mm x 129 mm / 7¾" x 5⅛"
ISBN 978-1-903543-57-3

Praise for Carousel

‘Masterfully weaving haiku moments into a compelling narrative, Carousel captures the arcs of family relationships through flashes of insight that flare in our memories. Like Beary’s The Unworn Necklace, it is a book to read again and again.’
—Timothy Green
Editor, Rattle

‘A fearless poet who writes on familial cycles that, like samsara or the title’s carousel, inform their present. Beary’s poems seek to exorcise, to bring to light the hidden, the shameful, until they have no power over us.’
—Paul Miller
Editor, Modern Haiku

‘Addressing themes ranging from the heart-breaking to the humorous, Carousel is a stellar collection of breathtakingly exquisite and hauntingly evocative poems. Roberta Beary ranks among the finest practitioners of haiku in English today.’
—Clare MacQueen
Editor, MacQueen’s Quinterly

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carousel moving through my childhood

born this way . . .
the orientation
of winter stars

mother’s day
she puts me
on hold

morphine drip
my father asks me
for more time

past the needle marks winter stars collide

meteor shower your head on my shoulder

polyphonic rain the life in front of me