NH Poetry: The Upstairs Hammer

Mark DeCarteret lives in Stratham.  His latest book Flap was published by Finishing Line Press in 2011. He recommends The Upstairs Hammer by Hildred Crill
"The time-tamped and deep-emitted poems from Hildred Crill’s The Upstairs Hammer  (Argos Books) take their charge from not only the most earthly of gods—scientists and philosophers, inventors and explorers, even cast-offs and wayfarers--any for whom the world seems drawn up different, fooled around with, each time they’ve awoke, but their habitat, everything they keep tabs on and are haunted by, pressing them to make further sense of it, in language not only befitting, up-to-the-task, but inspired, well-versed.  

While Hildred Crill now lives in Stockholm she was a Lee resident/fixture in the NH Seacoast poetry scene for many years.  Her stellar book The Upstairs Hammer deserves wider attention.  As does Argos Books the small press that published her." --Mark DeCarteret

This post is part of our celebration of National Poetry Month 2013 for which I asked New Hampshire poets and booksellers to recommend books of poetry by Granite State poets. These titles are generally available from local booksellers and may be held in public libraries as well.

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