Outside the Frame

21,000+ Reviews
Bookshop.org has the highest-rated customer service of any bookstore in the world
Product Details
$19.99  $18.59
Eastover Press LLC
Publish Date
5.5 X 8.5 X 0.16 inches | 0.21 pounds

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate
About the Author
Catherine Pritchard Childress lives in the shadow of Roan Mountain in East Tennessee. She teaches writing and literature at Lees-McRae College. Her poems have appeared in North American Review, Louisiana Literature, Connecticut Review, The Cape Rock, Appalachian Review, Still: The Journal, Stoneboat, and drafthorse, among other journals, and have been anthologized in The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volumes VI and VII: Tennessee and North Carolina and Women Speak, Volumes VII and VIII. She is the author of the poetry collection OTHER (Finishing Line Press, 2015).

"Catherine Pritchard Childress crafts her vision on a grand canvas, creating Biblical and ancient historical settings that feel as alive and urgent as the scenes that take place in modern-day Appalachia." - Jesse Graves, author of Merciful Days

"The poems in Outside the Frame find rhythms of care and judgement. Catherine Pritchard Childress sings them into women's songs, humans' songs, bound to place and tradition, but not to time." - Leah Naomi Green, author of The More Extravagant Feast

"Outside the Frame is a compelling accounting of the life of a woman bursting from her skin, pushing back against constant attempts at restraint, at expectations that inhibit her." - Rita Sims Quillen, author of Some Notes You Hold

"Catherine Pritchard Childress has drawn back the curtains of the inner sanctums of the religious South, and born witness to the extraordinary complexity, the largess, of ostensibly small lives. These poems disrupt, they trouble patriarchal waters." - Shawna Kay Rodenberg, author of Kin: A Memoir

"Hymns and rock'n'roll are equally sacred in these poems as Pritchard Childress turns her ear toward the music found in the everyday of family and in the myths that sustain us." - Matthew Wimberley, author of Daniel Boone's Window

"While many of these poems are set explicitly in the Appalachian South, it is terrain that Plath or Sexton would recognize. With humor, sensitivity, and sometimes rage, Pritchard Childress transforms old (and young) wives' tales into a volume of lyrical lives of domestically marginalized saints and s(p)inners." - Maria Dahvana Headley, author of Beowulf: A New Translation