Love Song to the Demon-Possessed Pigs of Gadara (Iowa Poetry Prize) (Paperback)

By William Fargason

University Of Iowa Press, 9781609387051, 96pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2020

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Description

In his debut collection, William Fargason inspects the pain of memory alongside the pain of the physical body. Fargason takes language to its limits to demonstrate how grief is given a voice. His speaker confronts illness, grapples with grief, and heals after loss in its most crushing forms. These poems attempt to make sense of trauma in a time of belligerent fathers and unacceptable answers. Fargason necessarily confronts toxic masculinity while navigating spiritual and emotional vulnerability.


About the Author

William Fargason teaches creative writing at Florida State Univer­sity. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.