Cathedral of Wish
Winner of The Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award 2006
Selected by Medbh McGuckian
In Cammy Thomas’s poems we are immediately thrust into the ice-crack of family legacy, guided by Thomas’s chilling unsurprise in the face of violence or violent austerity. The simplicity of her language suggests that this austerity is fundamental, irrevocable, and yet something in Thomas’s fierceness also suggests it can be faced down.