Subtitle Poetry
Publisher New Michigan Press
EAN/ISBN 978-1934832349
Release Date 2012-10-15
Author(s) Weston Cutter (MFA '09)
Summary Weston Cutter's poems are accelerants of invention–highly flammable as they careen adeptly past matches, burlap, and gods on fire. What the poems give light to is what gets traded, lost, or abandoned as our past and possible lives lose their force, and we are left to claim the improbable, persistent self. Such awareness results in the restless hilarity of never quite knowing whether "the neighbor's dog's barking at meaningless blowing leaves or someone approaching finally with the axe." Disconcerting, really, to have this much fun racing to watch the fire and finding it's our own house in flames. – Jennifer Boyden