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Hurled into Gettysburg by Theresa Wyatt

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Hurled into Gettysburg Theresa Wyatt BlazeVOX [books]

Hurled into Gettysburg, Theresa Wyatt’s poem/stories is a stunning evocation of the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg. Wyatt brings this moment in history to an urgent immediacy. With shimmering intensity, she conjures scenes on the battlefield and in the domestic lives of everyday citizens. The tragedy of slavery and the devastating losses of war sit poignantly on the page next to images of love and tenderness. “Every lice infested starving soldier is someone else’s son, they said.” Both historical and timely, this volume opens the reader’s mind to question and heart to feel.

—Irene Sipos, author of Poem & Other Poems and Stones

At one point, Theresa Wyatt reminds us that “…history picks off the scabs of arrogance.” This work illustrates also that poetry can penetrate the icy data of history and find its feelings. Each poem in this remarkable anthology of responses to this most crucial Civil War battle has a life of its own, a language of its own, a tone of its own. One can examine the cerebral approach to military strategy via the textbook verbiage of “Day Three” and also languish in the simple response to nature in the casual, quotidian language of “A Cherry Tree.” Her subtle juxtaposition in “Jennie and Jack” of a dreamy imagined future with a tragic present confronts the reader emphatically with the horrible waste that war imposes. Wyatt’s journey back to Gettysburg is as informative of human nature as anything accomplished by Masters in Spoon River.

—Peter Siedlecki, author of Going With The Flow

Theresa Wyatt was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. After obtaining her Master’s Degree in Art Education, she primarily worked with students-at-risk, her longest tenure with the NYS Department of Corrections. In retirement, she eagerly returned to creative writing. Her poetry has appeared in the American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, Earth’s Daughters, Hektoen International Journal, Spillway, steel bellow, The Buffalo News, The Healing Muse and The Medical Literary Messenger. She is a recent finalist in the Prime Number Magazine Award for Poetry 2017 and The Best Small Fictions 2017. Her first self-published chapbook titled, Arrowheads Everywhere, appeared in 2014. She credits her parents, many excellent teachers and talented friends for her exposure to the arts and for her love of books. The author and her husband reside south of the city in the Town of Evans near Lake Erie.

Book Information:

· Paperback: 50 pages

· Binding: Perfect-Bound

· Publisher: BlazeVOX [books] 

· ISBN: 978-1-60964-303-4



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