Poetry. Like Woody Guthrie, one finds Philip Raisor holding back the end of the world. His poems slow dance with the past, from the American Revolution to the latest black body lying on the ground. With its hard-earned kinship with historical wisdom, this book is full of startling and much-needed illuminations. This book is a sweeping account of our troubled history as a nation, with all its many faults and accomplishments, told through many voices.
Philip Raisor is the author of THAT NAKED COUNTRY (Standing Stone Books, 2019), Headhunting and Other Sports Poems, and Swimming in the Shallow End, as well as the chapbook Hoosiers, The Poems. He is also the author of a memoir, Outside Shooter, and the editor of Tuned and Under Tension: The Recent Poetry of W.D. Snodgrass. His poetry has appeared in various journals, including The Sewanee Review and Prairie Schooner.Author City: VIRGINIA BEACH, VA USA