Politics of the Minotaur


978-1-68003-218-5 Paperback
5.25 x 8.5 x 0 in
112 pp.
Pub Date: 08/31/2021


  • Paperback $19.95
2022 Spur Award Winner for Best Western Poem ("Cimarron Herd"). 2022 Firebird Book Award Winner. 2022 London Book Festival Poetry Runner Up. 2022 Rubery Book Award Shortlist.

There are moments in this life that change everything—some in our control, some not, but all shape the core of who we are; who we become. Every action, every event, has its own reaction that rearranges the stars, putting the sisters of Fate and Choice in constant question. This collection embraces those changes, opens them up, rolls them into the delicious magic of this unpredictable, glorious world.

A long observer of the natural world, karla k. morton does not believe in coincidences, but believes every word and step and observation has meaning and guides us. Just as the creation of the Minotaur was the gods’ doing, there is beauty in the monster; there is reason and magic in its very existence. How lucky we are to be able to grow old enough to witness such revelations.

Morton’s poetry guides us through the landmarks—the highs, the lows, creating an exquisite world within an ever-changing landscape of chaos.

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from “Pentimento”

I have a few regrets,

but not one of them

is loving you.

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Published by Texas Review Press