Order Happy Everything from your favorite retailer or directly from the press below. Forthcoming from Cornerstone Press's Portage Poetry Series on February 5, 2024. You can read the title poem here.
Cowan subverts what we think we know about marriage and divorce and the traumas of childhood in a witty, heartbreaking voice all her own… This is a terrific debut!
author of Second Story
Caitlin Cowan’s debut collection is a celebration against obligation, an origin story of gendered half-truths, and an entreaty towards reclamation, that we may be the “unruly golden dog” of our own damn stories. Pulsing with a deft balance of wisdom and righteous rage, the masterful, lyrical, and gut-punching poems of Happy Everything look the staid picture of domestic “happiness” square in the face and say, for all our sakes, “not good enough.”
author of The Court of No Record