The Red Tower: New & Selected Poems (Hardcover)

New & Selected Poems

By David Rigsbee

NewSouth Books, 9781588382313, 191pp.

Publication Date: October 15, 2010



David Rigsbee's poems focus on the relationship between memory and place, self and other, and history and story. The poems record not only the fact that events and experiences bring us to loss, to the "Adamic vastnesses," but that their transformation into memory can also uncover occasions for redemptive hope. Rigsbee's poems--intensely felt, formally rigorous, are grounded in the South and in generations of family. The Red Tower: New & Selected Poems brings together poems from Rigsbee's seven previous volumes and thus collects work long out of print, together with significant new poems.