Poetry. The follow–up to SWAMP ISTHMUS, and the fourth book in the No Volta pentalogy, MEADOW SLASHER is a powerful and engaging split from Joshua Marie Wilkinson's earlier work. All of the books in the pentalogy are connected through shared ideas, stories, characters, and settings, but they are also independent and unique in their voice and approach. MEADOW SLASHER is a meditation on violence and self, and it maps out the intensity of a break down, navigating a shadowy terrain of loss, dread, fear, and exuberance. Drawn from a place of questioning, the end result are poems that are eerie dialogic and unlike anything you've encountered from Wilkinson before.
Grace Cavalieri @ Washington Independent Review of Books
Joshua Marie Wilkinson is the author of SELENOGRAPHY (with Polaroids by Tim Rutili), SWAMP ISTHMUS, THE COURIER'S ARCHIVE & HYMNAL, and MEADOW SLASHER. He has edited five anthologies (of poems, essays, conversations, and poetics); directed a movie about Califone with Solan Jensen called Made a Machine by Describing the Landscape; edits a journal called The Volta, with Afton Wilky; and runs a small press called Letter Machine Editions, with Noah Eli Gordon. Born and raised in Seattle, he's lived in Slovakia, Chicago, Denver, Dublin, and now makes his home in Tucson, where he teaches at the University of Arizona.Author City: TUCSON, AZ USA