Poetry. Winner of the 2019 Richard Snyder Memorial Publication Prize. The poems in MIDWEST GOTHIC make the daily deliciously strange--'the daily / which isn't still at all but a whirring / gone deep.' They make us work our way inside them, but once I entered this book, I didn't want to leave. I wanted to stay in 'the copper-tipped town;' I wanted to stay with the delphinium, 'a choir of indigo, ' and 'cornfields made surreal / in the dark.' These difficult times have tested my faith in many things, including language, and MIDWEST GOTHIC arrived just in time to remind me what poems can do.--Maggie Smith.
Ashland Poetry Press, 9780912592886, 84pp.
Publication Date: August 15, 2020