Peggy Ann Tartt is a Pushcart Prize nominee and winner of the Arts & Letters Prize in Poetry. She is the author of Among Bones (Lotus Press, 2002), which received the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award. She holds an MFA from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and lives in New York City.Review:
Nice work, deftly combining nature, history, insects, machines, humanity, religion, motives, body parts, the seasons-the sun, the moon, and the stars- what is not grist for Peggy Ann Tartt's ruthless mill. Like ancient bards, she mournfully, ruefully sings an American epic story. The role of Samuel Leibowitz, Esquire, Jew, who dove into the case to save the boys wrongfully accused in Scottsboro will ever be memorialized, even if he lost in that Alabama courtroom where a pew of unkempt men, a homogeneous mob cloaked a justice never gave him or them a chance. Have you ever called for help but felt the whole world deaf? Tartt may have some resonance of you here. --Dr. Batya Weinbaum, Editor Femspec
In this remarkable historiography, a society's unconscionable sparks are flung against otherwise benign, pastoral settings. And whether in a skillful punning of the railroad for her Scottsboro Boys myth, the incendiary detail of A BOY TESTIFIES or her offering of redemption through the reincarnate spirit in SEEING, Peggy Ann Tartt's poems will ignite readers' thoughts like a perfectly swiped match. --Claude Wilkinson
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