Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. HICK POETICS is an anthology of contemporary American poets connected to rural landscapes. In addition to poems this book includes short essays by a wide variety of established and emerging writers including Michael Earl Craig, Juliana Sphar, G.C.Waldrep and Mei-mei Berssenbrugge to name a few. There is no other assemblage of rural voices this broad; there is no other collection so fully exploring and celebrating Nowhere, USA.
Abraham Smith has published three full-length poetry collections. Smith is the recipient of grants and fellowships from University of Wisconsin, University of Alabama, Alabama State Council on the Arts, and the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA. His experience as an educator, writer, performer, and community arts organizer has provided him with invaluable insight into the writings of America.Shelly Taylor's first book, BLACK-EYED HEIFER (Tarpaulin Sky Press), was listed as one of the top 30 poetry books of 2010 by Coldfront Magazine. This collection is a tribute to the South, the land and horses, the oral tradition, and her upbringing. Her second collection, LIONS, REMONSTRANCE, is out now from Coconut Books; it too is situated in the Southern Gothic etiquette. Author City: USA