Walt McDonald First-Book Series in Poetry
Published by: Texas Tech University Press
Imprint: Texas Tech University Press
Sales Date: January 2019
- Published: January 2019
- 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.