Our List of Solutions

Our List of Solutions


Book - 2011
Rate this:
Poetry. Winner of the 42 Miles Press Poetry Award, Carrie Oeding's OUR LIST OF SOLUTIONS, masterfully utilizes voice to create personae of public selves set against a back drop of anxiety and personal longing that the speakers refuse to own up to. These vivid dramatic monologues get at the heart of human vulnerability, but they are anything (and everything) but soft spoken. Here, in this middle class world of barbecue grills and Mexican potato salad, the speakers are brazen, hyperbolic, frustrated, sarcastically euphoric, given to gossip, unbelievably funny, and often lonely. OUR LIST OF SOLUTIONS is a lacerating yet poignant picture of American culture and its attendant suburban angst.

"Carrie Oeding's speakers are so compulsively social and so comically anxious and irritable in their impatient yearning that their humanity comes alive; their dithery streaming flows from loneliness, from the separateness beneath loneliness. These women wield their gestures of mistrust, scorn and disappointment as fragile, provisional defenses against their own hungry romanticism. Revealing all this is a project whereby Oeding has attained an originality rare in contemporary poetry."--Mark Halliday
Publisher: South Bend, IN : 42 Miles Press, c2011
ISBN: 9780983074717
Characteristics: v, 91 p. ; 25 cm.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further


No similar edition of this title was found at LPL.

Try searching for Our List of Solutions to see if LPL owns related versions of the work.

To Top