At the Table

Posted on June 29, 2012

Dinner: described using an oft-forgotten art form.

Kitchen tables are simple objects and yet they often provide the setting for intense private experiences. In Sestina and Skin I’ve used poetry to create two kitchen table encounters. There’s something about poetry that lends itself to this kind of exploration. At their most spare and fleeting, poems capture a single moment or an image, a furtive glimpse through a window. Through this concentrated focus, poetry has helped me to appreciate the drama in ordinary everyday life.

Read Caitlin’s beautiful poetry in Overcoat Issue Two: Work.

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