Salvaging the Unwritten

May 15, 2014 | 1 book mentioned

How do you write poems about a culture that has been erased from history and one you don’t fit into? Tess Taylor delved into the complications of her Southern family’s past for The Forage House and attempted to excavate the unwritten parts of their history. “The non-writing down of people is intensely violent,” she told The Oxford American in a recent interview. Pair with: Our own Michael Bourne’s essay on the collection and its implications.

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.

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