Editors: Shelly Taylor and Abraham Smith
Publisher: Lost Roads Press (2015)
Hick Poetics is an anthology of contemporary American poets connected to rural landscapes. In addition to poems this book includes short essays by a wide variety of established and emerging writers including Michael Earl Craig, Juliana Spahr, Tim Earley, Ada Limón, Greg Alan Brownderville, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Juan Felipe Herrera, Danielle Pafunda, Gillian Conoley, Ashley Capps, Yusef Komunyakaa, Jim Harrison, Nathan Hauke, Adrian Kien, Lisa D. Chavez, Michael Sikkema, T.C. Tolbert, Dara Wier, D.A. Powell, and others. There is no other assemblage of rural voices this broad; there is no other collection so fully exploring and celebrating Nowhere, USA.