Ordinary Mourning

Ordinary Mourning

— Poems by Carrie Shipers

Now Available for Order

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



    Ordinary Mourning
    Poems by Carrie Shipers

    Paperback ~ $17.00

    78 pages
    ISBN 978-0980156027

    Ordinary Mourning by Carrie Shipers was chosen by Mark Halliday as the 2009 winner of the ABZ First Book Poetry Prize. The poems explore in clear and precise language the meaning of grief, the possibilities of ghostly experience, and the jarring consequences of loss.


    "Shipers' narratives are straightforward, her language simple. The unvaried tone offers the book a kind of unity, as if it were one long poem . . . Shipers' obvious strengths are narrative. And in the best poems, she reveals the talent Frost had for finding darkness."
    —Zara Raab, Boxcar Poetry Review, Winter 2010


    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), Ordinary Mourning (University of New Mexico, 2016), and Grief Land (University of New Mexico, 2020).