First winner of the Tampa Review Prize for Poetry, this collection by Jordan Smith is what Sandra McPherson calls “a gem of a book.” Liam
Rector says, “Jordan Smith has written some of the most important
poetry of the post-Vietnam generation. His melancholic portraits of
Upstate life are comparable to what's most poignant in Thomas Hardy,
Edvard Munch, and Ingmar Bergman. There’s a moral seriousness, a wry
Yankee humor, and a heartbreaking strength of sentiment at work in
Smith’s poems. They partake of a Shaker aesthetic: useful, beautiful.”
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