Poetry. "In Marc McKee's compelling new collection, BEWILDERNESS, it's not the past that's a foreign country but the present—a world rendered strange to us because of the compounding forces of loss and tragedy, but also in the strangeness of ordinary events as seen through 'special goggles' offering always a new vision into the heart of things. This is how the poet's dazzling use of language transforms the world we have experienced into something extraordinary, where understudies rush to the fore/playing characters you recognize/but no longer know."—Natasha Trethewey
Marc McKee is the author of one chapbook and four full- length collections of poetry: What Apocalypse?, winner of the 2008 New Michigan Press / DIAGRAM Chapbook Contest, and FUSE (2011), BEWILDERNESS (2014), CONSOLATIONEER (2017), and META META MAKE-BELIEF (2019), all from Black Lawrence Press. His poetry appears in online and print journals such as American Poetry Review, Bennington Review, Conduit, Copper Nickel, Crazyhorse, Forklift, Ohio, The Journal, Los Angeles Review, Memorious, Sixth Finch, and others. He teaches at the University of Missouri, and is managing editor of the Missouri Review in Columbia, Missouri, where he lives with his wife Camellia Cosgray and their son, Harold.
Author City: COLUMBIA, MO USA