Poetry. Zach Savich's fourth book of poetry, CENTURY SWEPT BRUTAL, offers a rapt and restless meditation on what Oppen called "the world, weather-swept with which / one shares the century." In a landscape of on-ramps, mysterious lakes, disgraced social studies teachers, and signs blazing between "hot" and "dog," these poems seek out their country's real name while exiled within it. CENTURY SWEPT BRUTAL presents the lyrical intelligence and singular observations we have come to expect from Savich's work—but here they carry the strange complexity of fake blood made of real saliva.
Zach Savich's recent books include the memoir DIVING MAKES THE WATER DEEP (Rescue Press, 2016) and the poetry collections The Orchard Green and Every Color and CENTURY-SWEPT BRUTAL (Black Ocean, 2014). His latest book is DAYBED (Black Ocean, 2018). He teaches in the BFA Program for Creative Writing at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and co-edits Rescue Press's Open Prose Series.Author City: PHILADELPHIA, PA USA