Walker’s charged antebellum imagery has engendered heated debate. Poet Matthea Harvey charts the personal and historical sources of its provocation.
“I start with an uneasiness. Somewhere a pattern’s undersung.” Thus is Heather McHugh inspired to one of her witty, contradictory, perspicacious, sometimes bawdy, always sense-soaked poems. She’s also just won a McArthur grant.
This First Proof contains the poems “The Future of Terror,” “Terror of the Future,” and “The Golden Age of Figureheads.” For copyright reasons this content is available in print only.
BOMBlog’s Word Choice features original works of poetry, fiction, and art. This edition of Word Choice, selected by Peter Moysaenko, features poetry by Matthea Harvey and art by Eric Yahnker.