Family Resemblances

Family Resemblances

— Poems by Carrie Shipers

Now Available for Order

Full-length collection of original poetry from Carrie Shipers, now available for order from Amazon.



    Family Resemblances
    Poems by Carrie Shipers

    Paperback ~ $17.95

    96 pages
    ISBN 978-0826356543

    The poems in Family Resemblances unfold in a series of overlapping narratives in which characters struggle with injury and healing, violence and fear, courage and forgiveness. Throughout this beautiful volume, the multiple meanings of family--whether formed by biology or choice--are questioned through careful attention to the often conflicting notions of connection, inheritance, absence, and escape. The truths these poems find are much like life itself: complex, provisional, and rich.


    "As the narrator sets out 'To see myself the size I really am,' we accompany her on this quest back and forth through time and the lives of her family as she uses all instruments available to learn what she must know."
    —Carole Simmons Oles, author of A Selected History of Her Heart: Poems


    Carrie Shipers’s poems have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, New England Review, North American Review, Prairie Schooner, The Southern Review, and other journals.  She is the author of Ordinary Mourning (ABZ, 2010), Cause for Concern (Able Muse, 2015), Family Resemblances (University of New Mexico, 2016), and Grief Land (University of New Mexico, 2020).