Love’s Labors

Love’s Labors

Distributed for CavanKerry Press

114 pages | 6 x 9 1/4
Paper $16.00 ISBN: 9781933880525 Published March 2015
In a debut remarkable for its formal control and emotional range, Brent Newsom tunes narrative and lyric impulses to an idiom rooted in his native Louisiana. Love’s Labors plumbs themes of family, work, and sex, from a perspective both tempered and troubled by the language and traditions of Christian faith.
Contents
Foreword • I • Smyrna • Esther Green Plans a Funeral • Ode to the Heart • Pfc. Mason Buxton Wets a Hook • An American Love Affair • Internal Combustion • Pfc. Mason Buxton Embraces the Suck • Agriculture • Esther Green Moves Out of the Sunset Acres Mobile
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