English alum Patrick Newson (BA '08) publishes a timely poetry collection that deconstructs America's culture of gun violence.
An Object in Motion comes to us from Nomadic Press, who write that the collection "is the reckoning of firearms from the fictional through the physical, an exploration of these most visicous tools in regard to the bodies they impact and the narratives that have developed as a result. These poems and vignettes are hollow points in a culture of gun violence."
Julie Lythcott-Haims, bestselling writer of Real American: A Memoir, calls Newson's collection an echo of Claudia Rankine's Citizen and Cornelius Eady's Brutal Imagination, "yet sittuated amid whiteness and gun culture . . . His poems drape their weight over you like too-humid air, harbingers for a nationalist apocalypse that may come like thunder as soon as this afternoon, or never at all. Haunting. Empathetic. Predictive. Terrifying."
An Object in Motion is Newson's first collection of poetry. For more information, please follow this link to Nomadic Press.