In Outside the Frame, Catherine Pritchard Childress gives full-throated voice to those who are historically silenced, while bearing witness to a complex culture that both perpetuates that silence and cries out to be heard and to be seen. Seeking to subvert tradition in the pursuit of truth, these poems move seamlessly between worlds-the biblical and the contemporary, the mythical and the uncomfortably real. The speakers in here reflect not the poet, but any woman-all women-from Lot's wife to housewife-unnamed, unheard, yet unrelenting. Whether set in ancient history or contemporary Appalachia, these poems at once rage and sing, disrupt and reconcile. Accessible and thought-provoking, Outside the Frame is a book of light and dark, of strong voices and wide-ranging perspectives. These poems will linger in the reader's mind long after the last page has been turned.