Grief Land

Grief Land

— Poems by Carrie Shipers

Now Available for Order

Full-length collection of original poetry from Carrie Shipers, now available for order from Amazon.



    Grief Land
    Poems by Carrie Shipers

    Paperback ~ $18.95

    96 pages
    ISBN 978-0826361677

    In Grief Land Carrie Shipers explores the paradoxical nature of bereavement as both a universal human experience and an intensely personal one. The poems interrogate and dismiss common notions of loss and recovery through a series of letter-poems--to authors who have written about grief, to the speaker's dead husband, and to a society that believes it has the right to dictate how a widow should feel and act. The collection explores living with grief without being consumed by it and how to emerge into a new life.


    "Full of rage and empathy and precise renditions of loss, Grief Land should be required reading for anyone who must eventually confront this kind of pain."
    —Jehanne Dubrow, author of The Arranged Marriage: Poems


    Carrie Shipers’s poems have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, New England Review, North American Review, Prairie Schooner, The Southern Review, and other journals.  She is the author of Ordinary Mourning (ABZ, 2010), Cause for Concern (Able Muse, 2015), Family Resemblances (University of New Mexico, 2016), and Grief Land (University of New Mexico, 2020).