Horse in the Dark (Paperback)
Northwestern University Press, 9780810128408, 96pp.
Publication Date: August 31, 2012
In the next chapter of the Cave Canem/Northwestern University Poetry Prize, we enter the poetic world of Vievee Francis. Bold and skilled, Francis takes us into the still landscapes of Texas and the fluid details of the African American South. Her poems become panhandle folktales revealing the weight of memories so clear and on the cusp. Her creative tangle of metaphors, people and geography will keep the reader rooted in a good earth of extraordinary verse.
About the Author
Vievee Francis is the author of Blue-Tail Fly: Poems (2006). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in several periodicals and anthologies including Crab Orchard Review, Rattle, Best American Poetry 2010, and Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry. She was the 2009–2010 Poet-in-Residence for the Alice Lloyd Hall Scholars Program and is the recipient of a 2009 Rona Jaffe Award, a 2010 Kresge Artist Fellowship, and Cave Canem fellowships. She is an associate editor for Callaloo.
Praise For Horse in the Dark: Poems…
“The poems in Vievee Francis’s Horse in the Dark are revelations—of memory, of dust, of the cotton and marginalia strung together to make a history.” —Adrian Matejka, author of Mixology