In her verse memoir Orphans, Joan Cusack Handler tackles the big subjects – family history, aging parents, Irish Catholicism, belief and unbelief, and her own impending mortality – with a fierce, wrenching fearlessness.
—Elizabeth Spires, poet
A hauntingly moving and honest collection, Joan Cusack Handler captures intimate experiences of love and loss and love again…Digging deep into her soul, she creatively transforms conscious and unconscious moments into luminous poetry.
Literary Editor, Psychoanalytic Perspectives
CavanKerry, a not-for-profit literary press, aims to expand the reach of poetry to a general readership by publishing works that explore the emotional and psychological landscapes of everyday life. Come enjoy recent work by publisher and poet Joan Cusack Handler, “…whose verse memoir,…