Painting the Spiral Staircase
Published by Cinnamon Press
In her second full-length collection Anne Caldwell marries the knack for surprise and inventive imagery with precise observation and lucid turns of phrase.
Beginning from quotidian moments: a hospital ward, a glass heart Christmas decoration, a writing retreat, Caldwell moves the reader into new landscapes, exterior and interior, with an assured grace that can nonetheless by unsettling. From short lyrical pieces to sequences, the human condition in all it’s delight and grief is revealed.