Unquiet Things by James Davis May
James Davis May is a Pittsburgh native who now lives in the Georgia mountains. “The late Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Claudia Emerson, chose Unquiet Things as the second volume in her poetry series. Emerson’s taste in poetry was impeccable, and this collection is extraordinary: intimate and wide-ranging, sweet as air and tough as leather, humorous and deadly serious. I was stunned by it.” – Kelly Cherry. “This is a book that will wake us up to the real world and the miracles therein. This young writer is certain to become an important voice in American poetry. Unquiet Things rests comfortably among the finest books I’ve seen in the last twenty years.” David Bottoms.
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2016. 92 pages. Trade paperback.