WORD Presents Wendy Barnes

06/24/2022 - 7:00pm

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About the Book

Scarred by nuclear smokestacks, oil wells, and surging floodwaters, and haunted by the legacies of slavery, racism, and French rule, the
Louisiana of Landscape with Bloodfeud is disenchanted but still exerts an undeniable pull. Reckoning with displacement, ancestral
guilt, and centuries of human and environmental exploitation, Wendy Barnes dissects the state’s turbulent past—as a microcosm of
colonial oppression, westward expansion, and the birth of global capitalism. With an expat’s detachment, our Louisiana-born speaker
contemplates her fraught relationship with her home culture and her white working-class roots, raising questions about complicity and
shame, as history “bleeds us all for its tax, some for more, / digging down into every wet wound, / digging down among the taproots, under old folks’ / marble tombs or unmarked graves.”

 

About the Author

Wendy Barnes is currently Visiting Artist-in-Residence at the University of Central Oklahoma. Her poetry has appeared in publications like NarrativestorySouthPainted Bride QuarterlyNo, DearSpoon River ReviewSlice Magazine, and Coldfront. Her art and poetry reviews appear in Frog magazine and on The Adroit Journal blog. Her forthcoming book, Landscape with Bloodfeud, was a finalist for the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award and was awarded the Juniper Prize for Poetry from the University of Massachusetts Press. She received a 2022 Fellowship in Prose from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

 

In Conversation With

Sara Munjack holds an MFA from Rutgers-Newark and currently works at Four Way Books. Her poems appear in Cosmonauts Avenue, Pigeon PagesBOAAT, Gandy DancerISO Magazine, tele-art mag, The Common and forthcoming in Grist Journal. You can find her at sarabellamunjack.com.

 

 

Landscape with Bloodfeud (Juniper Prize for Poetry) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781625346414
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Published: University of Massachusetts Press - April 29th, 2022

Scarred by nuclear smokestacks, oil wells, and surging floodwaters, and haunted by the legacies of slavery, racism, and French rule, the Louisiana of Landscape with Bloodfeud is disenchanted but still exerts an undeniable pull.


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RSVP for Wendy Barnes, June 24, 2022

RSVP below for WORD Presents Wendy Barnes, author of LANDSCAPE WITH BLOODFUED on Friday, June 24, 2022 at 7PM

In person at WORD JC, 29 McWilliams Pl, Jersey City, NJ. 

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