Love song to the demon-possessed pigs of Gadara / William Fargason.
- Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 
- Iowa poetry prize
Iowa poetry prize
92 pages ; 21 cm.
- American poetry -- 21st century.
- "Love Song to the Demon Possessed Pigs of Gadarra explores what might be born from the intersections of masculinity, mental illness, and embodied suffering. In his debut collection, William Fargason inspects the pain of memory alongside the pain of the physical body. In a complicated milieu of power and love, a father figure carves the speaker's masculinity. This process is mirrored by a tenuous relationship with God formed in the Deep South where the father's word is ever the last. Fargason takes language to its limits to demonstrate how grief is given a voice. His speaker confronts illness, grapples with grief, and heals after loss in its most crushing forms. These poems attempt to make sense of trauma in a time of belligerent fathers and unacceptable answers. Fargason necessarily confronts toxic masculinity while navigating spiritual and emotional vulnerability"-- Provided by publisher.
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Other format:
- Online version: Fargason, William, 1988- Love song to the demon-possessed pigs of gadara
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