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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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.