Kerry James Evans

Drawing in part upon Evans’s experience in the military, Bangalore speaks from the perspective of an American class warrior who came of age desperately poor. Whether highlighting a barracks argument about LGBTQ service in the military or contemplating pent-up eros in the form of a frozen peach, the poems in Bangalore are as much about the surprises of form and language as they are about discovering great beauty in a world of turmoil.

ISBN: 9781556594052

Format: Paperback

About the Author

Kerry James Evans is the author of Bangalore (Copper Canyon Press). He is the recipient of a 2015 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and his poems have appeared in AGNI, Narrative, New England Review, Ploughshares, and many other journals. He lives in Milledgeville, Georgia, where he teaches in the MFA program at Georgia College & State University.

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“Evans’ jarring debut book of poems draws on his experience as a combat engineer for the Army National Guard… A strong contribution to wartime poetry composed by combatants… Given recent controversy over domestic surveillance and enlisted whistle-blowers, this is a necessary read, indeed.” —Booklist