Poetry. In a news cycle where horrors have become the mundane, it's easy to forget the fantastic things: an incident where meat falls from the sky, or a chicken who lives months past its own beheading. So SPINNING THE VAST FANTASTIC zeroes in on specific wonders. From the rolling hills of Kentucky, Britton Shurley sends a love letter to the small things—a stroll through the pasture, a night at the whiskey bar—and invites us back to our own bizarre imaginations.
Britton Shurley's poetry has appeared in such journals as Southern Humanities Review, Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, and Southern Indiana Review. He is the recipient of Emerging Artist Awards from the Kentucky Arts Council in both 2011 and 2016 and is an Associate Professor of English at West Kentucky Community & Technical College, where he edits Exit 7: A Journal of Literature & Art with his wife, the poet Amelia Martens. They live in Paducah, Kentucky, with their daughters and curate the Rivertown Reading Series.Author City: PADUCAH, KY USA