COTUS-front-cover“The poems in Creeks of the Upper South rely on call and response—both within individual poems and from poem to poem—which seems fitting, given the collaborative nature of the collection. At times, the  voices and personal narratives are alive and burgeoning, and at the same time fragile. Other times, primal and colloquial language fuses into a lexicon of ecological anxieties and understandings. This collection calls us to take off our boots, roll up our britches, and follow the creeks and voices meandering and forking through these poems.  We can’t help but respond.”  

    — Adam Vines

 

“Creeks of the Upper South is collaborative poetry at flood-surge. It is a braided stream, the skitter-flight of water fowl, a storm event of vowels, childhood as rocky shoals, cut-bank in language’s flow. Amy Wright and William Wright walk back the postmodern idea that word and place, signifier and signified, can’t roil the same deep channel.”

    — John Lane

 

This book is being published collaboratively with Unicorn Press.