Ariadne/Dark Dark Shine

Caroline Beasley-Baker

The poems in Ariadne/Dark Dark Shine are, as the starting poem says, “a lost/found/&repeat narration. The arcing-thread—a-whip/lifeline/way/the-magical-gift-given/odd-bit—discovered in an old sewing basket. (Who sews nowadays?) No enchanted sword or mirror—how much braver to pocket the spool of thread, head out, put your finger to a pulse and count. A puzzle sometimes, which simple thing reveals a boon.” The question posed, “labyrinth or circle?”.

CAROLINE BEASLEY-BAKER is a poet and visual artist. Her poems have been published in Annandale Dream Gazette, Fovea, Late Night Library, The MOM Egg Review, MungBeing, Poetry Magazine, Poetry Super Highway, Trickster and a handful more places online and in-print along with her 2 books of poetry from Peleknesis.

She frequently uses words/poems in her visual work for which she has received a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in painting and a National Endowment for the Arts in Collaborative Work among other awards. Her work can be seen at