The Lame God

The Lame God

by M. B. McLatchey

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ISBN-13: 9780874219098
Publisher: Utah State University Press
Publication date: 08/15/2013
Series: Swenson Poetry Award , #16
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 80
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

M. B. McLatchey holds degrees in comparative literature and languages, in teaching, and in English literature from Harvard University, Brown University, and Williams College, as well as the MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. A widely published poet and scholar with an extensive background in literature, philosophy, and ancient and modern languages. She has received numerous awards including the Harvard University Danforth Prize, the Harvard/Radcliffe Prize for Literary Scholarship, and the Brown University Elmer Smith Award for Teaching. Her most recent poetry awards include the American Poet Prize from The American Poetry Journal, the Annie Finch Prize for Poetry, the Spoon River Poetry Review’s Editors’ Prize, the Penelope Niven Creative Nonfiction Award, and the Vachel Lindsay Poetry Award. She has also authored and edited a compilation of Greek and Roman readings titled Primary Sources. With over twenty years of experience teaching humanities and literature to college students, she is currently a professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. Visit her at

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword by Edward Field Preface 1-800-THE-LOST The Rescue What the Neighbors Heard Amber Alert Mandatum Apology On the Proper Care of Orchids The Retrieval Museum Lullaby for Her Brother Kaleidoscope On Recognizing Saints Morning Offering The Golden Bough At the Grieving Parents Meeting Demeter’s Side Snow Globe The Rape of Chryssipus I See You River of Forgetfulness Bingo Night for Missing and Exploited Children A Glass of Absinthe Catharsis The Boy’s Lament Little Fits Mythology Mother’s Day Requiem Song of Daphnis Loose Ends Sanriku Teaching the Tragedies Girl at Piano Oaths, Curses, Blessings Melville’s Reader Joseph Dreams Two Dreams Leaving the Mainland The Ventriloquist Songs of the Immortals The Eviction The Arrangement Aubade The Lame God Against Elegies Acknowledgments About the Author The May Swenson Poetry Award

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