Wolf Point

978-1-62288-275-5 Paperback
6 x 9 x 0 in
80 pp.
Pub Date: 09/10/2024
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Wolf Point steps into the raw and rugged landscape where the beauty of desolation meets the complexity of human experience. Shuttleworth’s striking collection draws readers into a world where mirages shimmer at the edge of reality, and life’s stark truths are laid bare under the vast, open skies of a high-desert town. Through vivid imagery and profound emotion, Wolf Point explores the thin line between survival and despair, capturing the essence of the human condition in its most unguarded moments. From the haunting “Mirage at Graveyard-Border” to the poignant “When They Wash the Dead,” each poem is a journey through the heart of America’s forgotten spaces, where every crater-faced stranger, every piece of skittering debris, tells a story of endurance and loss. As Shuttleworth delves into the soul’s deepest recesses, from the despair of love lost in “Pocket Full of Quarters” to the eerie tranquility of “Likeness,” where past and present collide. It’s a world where autumn brings not just the miracle of changing leaves, but meteor nights and bone particles on the wind, where tattered missionaries and one-eyed kings roam streets that echo with the ghosts of the American dream.

Published by Stephen F. Austin University Press