Who Whispered Near Me

Killarney Clary

Paperback Hardcover

96 pages / paperback / $17.00
ISBN-13: 978-1-935635-29-1

96 pages / hardcover / $30.00
ISBN-13: 978-1-935635-30-7


Since its publication in 1989, the work in Who Whispered Near Me has marked Killarney Clary as one of the most enigmatic and original poets of her generation. This series of sketches illuminates the intimacies and distances of contemporary life through language that is at once plainspoken and radiant. Who Whispered Near Me is layered with inquisitive projections that are unbodied, worldly, and powerfully real.




About Clary

Killarney Clary is the author of Potential Stranger, By Common Salt, Who Whispered Near Me, and By Me, By Any, Can and Can’t Be Done. She lives in Aptos, California.




"Who Whispered Near Me is full of writing of a startling evocative power. Killarney Clary makes of the present an image and of the image a palimpsest rich in depth and haunted distances. Her words and the perspectives they reveal keep coming from a place that is her own, at once elusive and intimate."
— W. S. Merwin