The River People
- PUBLISHED: October 2020
- SUBJECT LISTING: Literature / Poetry
- BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 80 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5 in
- ISBN: 9781733340076
- Publisher: Lost Horse Press
The poems in Polly Buckingham’s debut collection, The River People, move through both dream and natural landscapes exploring connection and loss, abundance and degradation, the personal and the political. The speaker in these poems is often in a state of not knowing that can be both terrifying and revelatory. It is a state in which windows and doors connect the living and the dead and the inner and outer worlds. Organized in four sections that move from Florida to the Pacific Northwest, the poems are heavily imagistic and reminiscent of deep image poetry and Spanish surrealism.
Authors & Contributors
Polly Buckingham is author of The Expense of a View (Katherine Anne Porter Prize) and A Year of Silence (Jeanne Leiby Memorial Chapbook Award), and recipient of a Washington Artists Trust fellowship. Her work appears in the Gettysburg Review, Threepenny Review, Poetry Review, Sugar House Review, and elsewhere. She is the founding editor of StringTown magazine and press. She teaches creative writing at Eastern Washington University and is the editor of Willow Springs magazine.