Synopses & Reviews
The way Booth thinks of salvation: God holding a broken abacus, coloured beads falling away.
This year's winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition is Maurice Manning's Lawrence Booth's Book of Visions. These compelling poems take us on a wild ride through the life of a man child in the rural South. Presenting a cast of allegorical and symbolic, yet very real, characters, the poems have "authority, daring, [and] a language of color and sure movement", says series judge W.S. Merwin.