Walt McDonald First-Book Series in Poetry

by Claire Sylvester Smith

Foreword by Rachel Mennies

Published by: Texas Tech University Press

Imprint: Texas Tech University Press

96 Pages, 0.00 x 0.00 x 0.00

  • Hardcover
  • 9781682830369
  • Published: January 2019


  • eBook
  • 9781682830550
  • Published: April 2020


Prospect comprises poems about vantage points, country and personhood, and the difficulty of understanding what is true. Through meticulously articulated explorations of knowledge, truth, language, and science’s explanatory power, Prospect propels us toward grasping even the metaphysical. Presented in four parts—Prospect, Country, Proof, and Studies on Anatomy and Mourning—Prospect offers a vision of life scaled as small as a cell and as large as a country, as bordered and un-bordered as a human body, and heightened by the tensions of all that cannot be known.