Poem of the Week: “Edison’s Talking Doll” by Carrie Shipers

By: Edward Byrne Last Updated: November 9, 2010

vprThe VPR Poem of the Week is Carrie Shipers’ “Edison’s Talking Doll,” which appears in the Fall/Winter 2010-2011 issue (Volume XII, Number 1) of Valparaiso Poetry Review.

Carrie Shipers is the author of two chapbooks, Ghost-Writing (Pudding House Press, 2007) and Rescue Conditions (Slipstream Press, 2008), as well as a full-length collection, Ordinary Mourning (ABZ Press, 2010). Her poetry has appeared in North American Review, Crab Orchard Review, Connecticut Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, and Antigonish Review, among other journals.

Tuesday of each week “One Poet’s Notes” highlights an excellent work by a poet selected from the issues of Valparaiso Poetry Review, except when other posts with news or updates preempt the usual appearance of this item, with the recommendation that readers revisit it.