Spanning almost two hundred years, Following Sea finds anchor in the submerged regions of the heart. With great care, Lauren Carter wades into family histories and geography, all the while charting her own territories. Carried by the ebb and flow of language, Carter’s second collection explores issues of infertility, identity, and settler migration, offering a tender examination of home. Urgent and intimate, Following Sea leads us along the shoreline of Carter’s Manitoulin memories to show us what she has carried up from the depths.
“…grounded in the spare, sensuous language of contemplative attention, at once raw and graceful, quaking with loss.” – Lorri Neilsen Glenn
“…with depth of feeling and restraint of language, she offers us a balancing act of heritage, hardship, and hope.” – Ian Wiliams