Ripple & Snap ~ Laura McCullough

About the Book:

One horrible tragedy in a high school gym that could have easily been taken as the next news story in this nation’s culture of violence is the setting for Laura McCullough’s compelling and inventive Ripple and Snap which not only looks unflinchingly at gun violence through the souls it most nearly destroys, but also at protection as metaphor — what does it mean to have it? What does it mean to give it? And what happens when nobody can really tell. The book is written like a dream a whole town is having and I’ve never read anything quite like it. ~ Michael Klein

About the Author:

Laura McCullough’s most recent book of poems is Rigger Death & Hoist Another. Her other books are Panic, Speech Acts, and What Men Want. She is the editor of two anthologies: The Room & the World: Essays on the Poetry of Stephen Dunn, Syracuse University Press, and A Sense of Regard: Essays on Poetry and Race, forthcoming from University of Georgia Press. She is the editor of Mead: the Magazine of Literature and Libations.