Carcanet Press Logo
Quote of the Day
Carcanet has always been the place to look for considerations of purely literary and intellectual merit. Its list relies on the vision and the faith and the energy of people who care about books, and values. It is thus as rare as it is invaluable.
Frederic Raphael

On the Way to Jerusalem Farm

Carola Luther

Cover of On the Way to Jerusalem Farm by Carola Luther
10% off Paperback
Categories: 21st Century, African, British, LGBTQ+, Women
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Available as:
Paperback (150 pages)
(Pub. Sep 2021)
9781800171633
£11.99 £10.79
eBook (EPUB) Needs ADE!
(Pub. Sep 2021)
9781800171640
£9.59
To use the EPUB version, you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) installed on your device. You can find out more at https://www.adobe.com/uk/solutions/ebook/digital-editions.html. Please do not purchase this version if you do not have and are not prepared to install, Adobe Digital Editions.
  • Description
  • Author
  • Carola Luther's new book On the Way to Jerusalem Farm explores the complexities of living in a damaged world. How, it asks, does such a world live in us, and we in it?

    At the centre of the collection are three sequences, 'Letters to Rasool', 'Birthday at Emily Court' and 'The Escape'. On the Way to Jerusalem Farm moves through the world, seeking and finding not answers, but sometimes, a means of continuing. The speaker in 'Letters to Rasool' travels onward through scarred and depleted landscapes, and searches for a lost beloved. The ageing residents of Emily Court celebrate a birthday and dance. Spring of a kind still comes. And in 'The Escape' there are colours to be found in the distant sea: 'A whole translucent geology, / cross-sections of light and water'.

    Poetry for Luther is a way of finding a way, of making connections and sharing our complex lives in an interdependent present. The roles of lover and beloved become – almost – interchangeable in these richly visualised poems.
    Carola Luther ’s first two collections, Walking the Animals (2004) and Arguing with Malarchy (2011) were published by Carcanet Press. Walking the Animals was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for First Collection. Herd, a pamphlet of poems, was published by The Wordsworth Trust where Carola was Poet in Residence in ... read more
Share this...
The Carcanet Blog On the Way to Jerusalem Farm: Carola Luther read more Notes on Field Requiem: Sheri Benning read more Windows on Translation: P.C. Evans read more Virga: Togara Muzanenhamo read more Midnight in the Kant Hotel: Rod Mengham read more The Long Year of Plagues: Fred D'Aguiar read more
Find your local bookshop logo
Arts Council Logo
We thank the Arts Council England for their support and assistance in this interactive Project.
This website ©2000-2021 Carcanet Press Ltd