The Morrow Plots
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Poetry. For over twenty year's I have lived and worked near the Morrow Plots, but it was not until I read Matt Frank's book that I really saw them. His book is a historical and personal record of a central Illinois landmark. He much like William Carlos Williams, in Patterson, brings to his vision, a poetry of acute awareness and accuracy. Frank's poems are vigorous, penetrating, and moving. He employs a microscopic and telescopic perspective that allows us to examine an external and internal landscape with photographic and linguistic precision. THE MORROW PLOTS is an important poetic work that dramatically evidences how estranged we can be from our own attentiveness.--Michael David Madonick.
Black Lawrence Press, 9781937854270, 88pp.
Publication Date: May 7, 2013
About the Author
MATTHEW GAVIN FRANK is the author of "The Morrow Plots" (Black Lawrence Press), "Sagittarius Agitprop" (Black Lawrence Press), "Pot Farm" (The University of Nebraska Press/Bison Books), "Barolo (The University of Nebraska Press), "Warranty in Zulu" (Barrow Street Press), and the chapbooks "Four Hours to Mpumalanga" (Pudding House Publications), and "Aardvark" (West Town Press). Recent work appears in "The New Republic, The Huffington Post, Field, Epoch, AGNI, The Iowa Review, Seneca Review, Crazyhorse, Indiana Review, North American Review, Pleiades, Crab Orchard Review, The Best Food Writing, The Best Travel Writing, Creative Nonfiction, Prairie Schooner, Hotel Amerika, Gastronomica" and others. He was born and raised in Illinois, and currently teaches Creative Writing in the MFA Program at Northern Michigan University, where he is the Nonfiction Editor of "Passages North." This winter, he prepared his first batch of whitefish-thimbleberry ice cream.
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