How We Came Upon the Colony (Paperback)


By Ross White

Unicorn Press, 9780877759317, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2014

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Ross White’s first chapbook, How We Came Upon the Colony, transports us to a strange world where the contemporary and the ancient commingle. The North Carolina poet creates a fictional American settlement in order to explore the nature of colonialism and the narratives of passage and pilgrimage that lead us to settle in new places.

Praise For How We Came Upon the Colony: Poems

“In only seventeen poems, Ross White guides his readers to a colony of the imagination – a world of vivid and coolly unsettling words – that is timeless yet contemporary, specific in detail yet mysterious in design, paradisiacal yet troubled. How We Came Upon the Colony is powerful, darkly funny, refreshingly un-self-centered, humane, and deeply satisfying work from one of our very best young writers and editors.” --Michael McFee