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; cartwheels; diorama: weekend work; the room of watching; the room of how to; the room of sharpness; the room of getting from day to day; the room of John; the room of these things happen; the gallery of the future; the room of repossessed furniture; the gallery of chairs; glass cabinet: the watch; the room of what the children tell their children...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 more true 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.
Karen Press was born in Cape Town, South Africa. She has worked as a teacher of mathematics and English, and with a range of progressive education projects. She has published seven collections of poetry, in addition to having her poems published in many anthologies. Karen Press currently works as a freelance editor and writer.