Marilyn Carr is quirky and offbeat--by her own admission. “It is said that I walk to the beat of a different drum or maybe a kazoo. If I had not been blessed with an off the wall sense of humor I would have been dead a long time ago.” Carr’s vibrant and robust blending of poetry, prose, and storytelling in Death of a Man suggests that she is alive and well and ascending to the top of her form as writer. To be sure, one outstanding poem can at best only predict potential notable talent. But Death of a Man is an extraordinary piece of work and I hope that we hear more from Marilyn Carr soon.
(Reviewed by Joseph Yurt for Reader Views)