No Grave Can Hold My Body Down by Aaron McCollough
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The spectrum of American folk culture, "this stuff colloquial with tongues in dust / by stuff of high prophecy," informs this book. McCollough offsets elevated language with manic and unheard prayers, folksongs that answer the mandates of the Bible, and a travelogue that speaks in medieval lyrics. As McCollough leads us across "a land in love with want," imagined thresholds become concrete landscapes, the things that bind us are cast aside, and we are encouraged to mourn the remains of the world as we exhume our buried wanderlust.
 

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Aaron McCollough was raised in Tennessee. He is the LibrariaAaron McCollough was raised in Tennessee. He is the Librarian for English Literature and Comparative Literature at the Un for English Literature and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan. His books include UNDERLIGHT (Ugly Duniversity of Michigan. His books include UNDERLIGHT (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012), NO GRAVE CAN HOLD MY BODY DOWN (Ahsahtckling Presse, 2012), NO GRAVE CAN HOLD MY BODY DOWN (Ahsahta Press, 2011), LITTLE EASE (Ahsahta Press, 2006), DOUBLE VEa Press, 2011), LITTLE EASE (Ahsahta Press, 2006), DOUBLE VENUS (Salt Publishing, 2003), and WELKIN (Ahsahta Press, 2002NUS (Salt Publishing, 2003), and WELKIN (Ahsahta Press, 2002), winner of the first Sawtooth Poetry Prize. ), winner of the first Sawtooth Poetry Prize.
 
Published September 30, 2011 by Ahsahta Press. 128 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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