Hand of Glory

Michael Wall, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Abstract

Hand of Glory is a collection of poems smashed together using a spotlight shining on a pseudo slasher movie language. I was attempting to talk about love, pain, and isolation by using a lexicon that was not my own to create or look at a memorial differently. It was written from 2010-2014 at UMass Amherst under the tutelage of Dara Wier, James Tate, Peter Gizzi, and Noy Holland with help from Matthew Suss, Ben Kopel, Caroline Cabrera, Anne Holmes, Gale Thompson, and many others.