Carolyn Hembree - RIGGING A CHEVY INTO A TIME MACHINE AND OTHER WAYS TO ESCAPE A PLAGUE

Start: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 7:00pm
Location: 
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

Presented in partnership with Public Poetry, with special thanks to Poets & Writers for their generous support.

Also check out Hembree's Love Machine for Poetry: A Workshop Experience hosted by Public Poetry on Monday, January 23 from 7:30-8:00pm.

Rigging a Chevy Into a Time Machine and Other Ways to Escape a Plague Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780996586405
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Published: Trio House Press - March 31st, 2016

Carolyn Hembree’s award-winning collection RIGGING A CHEVY INTO A TIME MACHINE AND OTHER WAYS TO ESCAPE A PLAGUE is a sequence of poems arranged like a truck owner’s manual. Set in rural Appalachia, “a truck up on concrete blocks” functions as time machine for V. Cleb, an accursed wanderer trapped and liberated by the limits of his world. When spiritual and material realms commingle, visions of cosmic significance are revealed. Biblical cadences, elliptical phrasing, and a deep-rooted vernacular distinguish the voice of these poems. “Through wormhole after wormhole,” the book inscribes a landscape visceral, haunted, afflicted, afflicting.