The Little Museum of Working Life
By Karen Press
There are numerous rooms and exhibits in The Little Museum of Working Life. Among them, you can choose to see: the room of working parts; the gallery of the future; the gallery of chairs; the room of getting from day to day; and the room of repossessed furniture. Items in Karen Press's poetry have always been unusually well lit and carefully positioned, with lots of space for viewing and contemplation. That is truer than ever of the exhibits in this most artfully designed and immensely absorbing pocket museum, with its sensitive evocation of the textures and nuances of South African working-class life.
Publication Date: 10/1/2004