VOICES Das Lied von der Erde George Garvin Mrs. Clyde J. Parker John Clearwater Easter Hollins Nathan Webb Moffut Townsend of Miami, Oklahoma Little Woodpile Lizzie Vicek Pompadour Williams Earl Dodson Katie LeBrun Joshua Tidbowl Missy Sanders, One of the Lost Marian Keyes Wanders into the Night Ed Jakowski Lee Katz Der Abschied
Evokes a collective dream of the heartland
Robert Vivian's stories, poems, and essays have appeared in numerous publications, and his plays have been produced in New York City. He is the author of the award-winning book Cold Snap as Yearning (available in a Bison Books edition) and teaches English and creative writing at Alma College in Michigan.
"Vivian's ability to fully inhabit his characters, to render the Nebraska native Vivian uses the spare, vivid language of a playwright... [Readers] who seek haunting prose and staccato insights into human nature from all levels of the socioeconomic spectrum will follow Breedlove's journey willingly." - Booklist "There are many disturbing images in The Mover of Bones. Vivian doesn't shy away from death, or ugliness, or cruelty. But there are many beautiful images as well, and then there are the inexplicable mysteries. It seems to me this book contains every gorgeous, awe-inspiring, horrific thing life has to offer." - Katrina Denza "Beautifully, muscularly written." - poet Jane Hirshfield, author of Given Sugar, Given Salt and After "Robert Vivian's prose is lyrical and harrowing - harrowing in the Biblical sense. It is as if the killing fields were being irrigated with light. The Mover of Bones is disturbing, a chorus of the damned, but the music can be strangely sweet." - Sven Birkerts, author of An Artificial Wilderness: Essays on 20th-Century Literature