It is a hard fact that, to the artist, everything is material. We grit our teeth and use even the
most personal catastrophes—our own and those of others—to make art. This is what the
Classical authors did, and this is what M. B. McLatchey has done with her great subject in
this book. The effect is powerful, and ultimately,
The Lame God proves that if our traumatic
experiences don’t destroy us, they can produce masterful works, in which human nature
rises to its heights.

—  From the foreword by Edward Field, American poet and essayist, and judge for the 2013
Swenson Award

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Book Details:
Title: The Lame God
Series: Swenson Poetry Award
Hardcover: 80 pages
Publisher: Utah State University Press; 1 edition
Pub. Date: September 15, 2013
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0874219078
ISBN-13: 978-0874219074
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
The Lame God  

by M. B. McLatchey

Winner of the 2013 May Swenson Poetry Award

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