Alumna Carly Inghram '18 Releases Debut Poetry Collection 'Sometimes the Blue Trees'

BY Zoe Contros Kearl, March 13, 2019

Sometimes the Blue Trees book coverAlumna Carly Inghram '18 will have her first book of poetry, Sometimes the Blue Trees, published by Vegetarian Alcoholic Press on March 18, 2019. The collection is available for pre-order now.


“Original and vibrant, Carly Inghram’s poems are like ‘the scissors / you use to tell a story / about who you are,’ cutting through our contemporary landscape and then reconstructing it in a way all her own. These poems are so imaginative, and so unsparing in their confrontations, that it can knock you out.” - Robert C.L. Crawford, founding editor at Prelude


Read the poem The Need for Power is Crushing from Sometimes the Blue Trees here


"Carly Inghram's Sometimes the Blue Trees unflinchingly describes the violence people commit against each other and against themselves. This violence may be literal or symbolic, and race is frequently its motivator: "The role of a poet is to represent some truth. / When I forget the truth, I might refer to any number / of dangling bodies I've encountered to my left or right." Self-aware, conflicted, funny, and always imaginative, Sometimes the Blue Trees speaks Inghram's unique experience as well as a larger, shared history that can't continue to shed so much blood. These poems are part of a healing." - Alan Gilbert, Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia School of the Arts, and editor at BOMB Magazine.


Carly Inghram is a Brooklyn based writer.