Sunday, October 2 at 2pm in the Fayetteville Public Library Davis McCombs presents his new poetry book, lore. This collection won the Agha Shahid Ali Prize from the University of Utah Press.
“Drawn from the rich folk traditions of his native Mammoth Cave region in Kentucky as well as the folklore of his adopted Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, the poems in Davis McCombs’s third collection exist along the fraught lines where nature and agriculture collide or in those charged moments where modernity intrudes on an archaic world. These poems celebrate out-of-the-way places, the lore of plants, wild animals and their unknowable lives, and nearly forgotten ways of being and talking and doing. ”
Davis McCombs is the author of three poetry collections: Ultima Thule, Dismal Rock, and lore. His poems have appeared in the The New Yorker, Poetry, Virginia Quarterly Review, Oxford American and many other journals. McCombs directs the program in Creative Writing and Translation at the University of Arkansas.