Poetry. McCollough's concerns with ethical living and the ethical treatment of others, especially strangers, permeate this third collection of his work. Named for the 4x4 cell in the Tower of London, LITTLE EASE takes the idea of imprisonment as something that can be elective, as marital fidelity, religious beliefs, and staying true to one's ethical system generally are. "The voice speaking from these poems is always that of a prisoner," McCollough says, "sometimes very happily so." "[McCollough] takes his palette from the social and religious upheavals of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries when the grip of a 'personal God' began to tighten. Aaron McCollough is a poet of prodigious powers, able to take the full of his poetic inheritance and to make essential poetry at the center of our own ferocious gyre"—Susan Wheeler.
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Aaron McCollough was raised in Tennessee. He is the Librarian for English Literature and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan. His books include UNDERLIGHT (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012), NO GRAVE CAN HOLD MY BODY DOWN (Ahsahta Press, 2011), LITTLE EASE (Ahsahta Press, 2006), DOUBLE VENUS (Salt Publishing, 2003), and WELKIN (Ahsahta Press, 2002), winner of the first Sawtooth Poetry Prize.Author City: ANN ARBOR, MI USA