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Carol Frost

Frost’s latest books are all from Northwestern University Press/ TriQuarterly Books: I Will Say Beauty (2003), Love and Scorn, New and Selected Poems (2000), Venus and Don Juan (1996), and Pure (1994). Her awards include two NEA grants, three Pushcart Prizes. She was poetry co-editor of Pushcart XXVIII. Frost teaches at Hartwick College, where she also directs the Catskill Poetry Workshop.



is how you carry it, how it is; for example, the turkeys which seemed ordinary—grazing through the piled brush for butternuts, all head and feathers, then taking the shot because they didn't see you standing on a stump, one dying outright, the oth [...]

Killing the Dog

The dog you shot has littered the yard with jawbones and gnawed hooves of slaughtered yearlings.     You learn this a summer later, mowing the terraces of weeds north of the house. A pig's tooth in your pocket at first, soon the cotton cloth by y [...]

The Fearful Child

As a child I parleyed with animals, stuffed and real. Making my kitten pilot of a boot, I guided from one end of a string the dizzy flight and collapse. I was fearful of people as well as things, and my faithful toy shepherd with his painted face sa [...]