Poetry. Like Herodotus narratives, THE SLOW SALUTE evokes images of foreign battlefields and the one heartache that howls through the ages. Written as an elegy for Sgt. William Stacey, the entirety of the book is like a manual of ritual behavior, the remains of a fallen warrior returned to loved ones. The hand off. The boot strap, the gun salute. The intense description transcends time, its straightforward verse becomes a hum, a song, a plea; and the weight of someone lost is felt and difficult.
Devon Miller-Duggan has published poems in Rattle, Shenandoah, Margie, Christianity and Literature, and Gargoyle. She teaches Creative Writing at the University of Delaware. Her books include Pinning the Bird to the Wall (2008), Neither Prayer, Nor Bird (2013), and Alphabet Year (2017).Author City: NEWARK, DE USA