Give the Bard a Tetanus Shot
Author: V.C. McCabe
Publisher: Vegetarian Alcoholic Press (2019)
Give the Bard a Tetanus Shot reveals the reality of rural life with elements of the surreal. Comforts of country living are juxtaposed with poverty, domestic violence, the opioid epidemic, and environmental destruction.
"McCabe's poems are timely in their depiction of Appalachia's environmental devastation, and she writes movingly about hard times, past and present, but she also shows us beauty, not only in her evocations of nature but, even more impressively, in the beauty of her language."
"V.C. McCabe's poems are bound to the land, by fire and flood, by vine and asphalt. This outstanding debut volume is the home that she has made for us in this place, built from a collection of sharp angles and smoothed by generous hands."