Winner of the 2019 boaat book prize
tim carter & clara carter
Praise for Remains
If a writer with extraordinary gifts and dedication, a writer like Tim Carter, felt irresistibly driven to write the book of a lifetime, poems full of the nuances of the passing moment, with intensities of perception, thought, and feeling beyond the momentary, this would that book, wrenching in the pain of loss and exultant with love beyond loss: the book of a lifetime.
Rachel Eliza griffiths
Tim Carter's Remains is a stinging, lyric wonder. Where blood and language flood the body's immediate and involuntary cavities of memory, Carter's voice surfaces in astonishing remembering. Visible in the vibrant, fractured forms of the mother and the everlasting body of these words, Carter's revelatory powers are a profound gesture of love, shock, and grief.
The emotional territory that Tim Carter must map lies somewhere between the "muscular, glossy" anger of Rodin and Cassatt's nuanced interest in not "how things were, but how they felt." These two extremities are Carter's burden and his great gift . . . This book is audacious, elusive, beautiful, harrowing, tender.