Tamp PoemsJune 5, 2023 By Collegeville Institute Denton Loving Mercer University Press, 2023 "Visit this title on the publisher's website" East Tennessee poet Denton Loving’s second collection centers on the bond that endures between father and son, even after death. In plainspoken poetry that is often narrative in form, the writer’s personal experiences living on an inherited cattle farm and tending to an aging orchard are detailed. Loving explores and celebrates the physical and psychological landscapes of his native Appalachia–its mountains and valleys, its flora and fauna–with language that is lyrical and bursting with sudden shocks of emotional power. These are poems that serve as witness to the natural world, blurred with history and mythology to examine the eternal father-son paradigm. Readers will be reminded why Ron Rash has said that “Denton Loving has the talent to convey what he has seen that we too might see, and feel, and know deeply.” Like this post? Subscribe to have new posts sent to you by email the same day they are posted.