Poetry. WE HAVE WITH US YOUR SKY is a ransom note from the oppressor, a love note from the collective, and a cryptic indicator of the ability of language to express and destroy the self. The poems speakers are often trapped, abandoned, sardonic, clueless, murderous, obedient, and responsive; the kid speaks, and the grunt, the receptionist, the mother, the man. Exploring the textures of visual, verbal, aural, and chance meaning-making, the poems forge a consciousness intent on connection as much as destruction.
Melanie Hubbard lives in a small town on the west coast of Florida with her family. She received a PhD in literature from Columbia University; she also received a National Endowment for the Humanities research fellowship to do a scholarly book, now being revised, on Emily Dickinson. She has taught at New College of Florida, Eckerd College, and the University of Tampa. Poems, reviews, scholarly articles, and personal essays have appeared in a variety of periodicals. A chapbook, Gilbi Winco Swags, came out with Cannibal Books in 2008. Author City: RUSKIN, FL USA