|About the Book|
Winner of 2013 May Swenson Poetry AwardIn The Lame God, author M. B. McLatchey reminds us of the inevitable bond between art and empathy. With a controlled language that finds its echo chamber in the immortal themes and characters of classical literature, this courageous work accompanies the author on her journey through a parentOCOs anguish in the face of a horrific crime. Using the art of poetry she gives voice to a sufferingOCoand a loveOCothat might otherwise go unheard.aThe May Swenson Poetry Award, an annual competition named for May Swenson, honors her as one of Americas most provocative and vital writers. During her long career, Swenson was loved and praised by writers from virtually every school of American poetry. She left a legacy of fifty years of writing when she died in 1989. She is buried in Logan, Utah, her hometown.