Memory, growing up, and moving on -- these are the issues Cody Smith explores in this stunning debut chapbook.
Praise for Delta Summers:
Read these poems out in the humidity and sun if you can. With sweat beads on the glass of your beverage and cicada song in the trees. But if you can’t, don’t worry, these poems will transport you there soon enough. Cody Smith is writing the next generation’s literary Louisiana, and I know of no poet better suited to the task. His very identity speaks in and for the exquisite vernacular of the place. Through the saturated physicality of his vision, and through the longing, sorrow, and love in his recollection and his regard, Smith evokes, inhabits and offers to us his home’s natural, cultural and, yes, spiritual character.
-- Jonathan Johnson, author of In the Land We Imagined Ourselves and Mastodon, 80% Complete
Cody Smith - Delta Summers
Chapbook, 2017, 6"x5.5"
Kraft stock covers, forest green inserts, hand bound and hand stamped. Limited to an edition of 50 numbered copies.