Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award.
B. H. Fairchild's memory systems are the collective vision of America's despairing dreamers—failed baseball players, oil field laborers, a surrealist priest, college boys at a burlesque theater, the last remaining cast members of The Wizard of Oz. Looming over all is the fact and the mystery of our continued renewal.
- June 2004
- 5.5 × 8.3 in
/ 144 pages
- Sales Territory: Worldwide
Endorsements & Reviews
“These poems make a rare, magical conjunction between a communal sense of place and a solitary habit of memory.” — Eavan Bloand
“What an exaltation!” — Richard Howard
“Fairchild is in touch with that America we almost forgot, melancholy, dream-ridden, wistful, ghost-like.” — Gerald Stern
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