The Detective's Chair

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Drawing inspiration from a range of fictional detectives, Anne M. Carson's 'The Detective's Chair' is a whimsical collection of 32 short prose poems which suggests a creative correlation between problem solving and the crafting of a poem. In a playful homage to these colourful fictional sleuths, Carson focuses in on the nature of creativity itself, acknowledging that it's often in these moments of reflective 'sitting,' away from the bustle of clue collecting and intentional effort, that the pieces of the 'solution' - be it crime or poem - might start coming together. Each poem is beautifully illustrated with delicate line drawings by Ren Carrasco, bringing to life the different space of reflective possibility for that detective.