How to Baptize a Child in Flint, Michigan: Poems (Paperback)

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Winner of the 2022 Lexi Rudnitsky Editors Choice Award, a poetry collection that portrays quintessentially American struggles and hopes.

Spanning girlhood to motherhood, How to Baptize a Child in Flint, Michigan traces the lineage of four generations of a Flint, Michigan family--from the trailer park to the factory floor to, perhaps, a future far away. These poems examine the wreckage of the American Dream and ask who will answer for the promises we were made to believe as children: God? Industry? America? If we are all a part of the problem, are we are also all a part of the cure?

About the Author

Sarah Carson was born and raised in Michigan but now lives in Chicago. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in Cream City Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Diagram, Guernica, and the Nashville Review, among others. She is also the author of three chapbooks and the full-length collection: Poems in which You Die (Bat Cat Press). She blogs at

Product Details
ISBN: 9780892555635
ISBN-10: 0892555637
Publisher: Persea
Publication Date: November 1st, 2022
Pages: 80
Language: English