Gaylord Brewer’s ninth collection of poetry, Country of Ghost, is by turns harrowing, haunted, and darkly humorous, and always deeply felt. When the figure Ghost appearscrossing a bridge in Spain, beside a river of the dead in France, across a midnight lake in Finlandour speaker follows into a ravenous geography of longing and regret. In this astounding sequence of poems, who has summonsed whom? Brewer’s folie à deux explores both the worlds of the living and of the dead, worlds alternately aching and tender, and of the spirits caught between them.
|Publisher:||Red Hen Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Gaylord Brewer, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, earned a PhD from Ohio State University. He currently teaches at Middle Tennessee State University, where he founded and for twenty-one years edited the journal Poems & Plays. His most recent publication is a cookbook/memoir, The Poet’s Guide to Food, Drink, & Desire (Stephen F. Austin UP, 2014). He has published 900 poems in journals and anthologies, such as Best American Poetry and The Bedford Introduction to Literature.