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Fold of the Map

Joseph P. Wood


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From the swampy forests of the Deep South to the inner cities of the Mid-Atlantic, Fold of the Map uses the United States' vast geography as a springboard into meditations on self and other. The speakers in these poems explore the violence of their pasts, yet yearn for a future of human connection and comradery. At times strangely lyrical, other times rhetorically elliptical, Fold of the Map finds beauty among the forgotten and mundane, and forgiveness in the speakers' most painful moments. Joseph P. Wood is the author of four books and five chapbooks of poetry. His work has appeared in venues such as Arts & Letters Daily, BOMB, Boston Review, Cincinnati Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Prairie Schooner, and Verse. He is managing editor for Noemi Press and lives in Birmingham, Alabama.

Salmon Poetry, 9781908836724, 72pp.

Publication Date: September 26, 2014