|Author||: Gary Fincke|
|Publisher||: University of Arkansas Press|
|Total Pages||: 140|
|Rating||: 4/5 (4X Downloads)|
Book excerpt: The Fire Landscape is a series of poem sequences that chronicle a wide variety of coming-of-age moments from childhood in the 1950s through the beginning of the 21st century. These deeply layered, complex narrative poems are connected by close personal observation of place and time but also by the politics of the Cold War and its aftermath, including a sequence driven by the May 4, 1970, shooting of students by the National Guard at Kent State where Gary Fincke was a student at the time.