內容簡介 The Land of the Dead Is Open for Business is an extended elegy for Jacob Strautmann's home state of West Virginia and its generations of inhabitants sold out by the false promise of the American Dream. Throughout the book, voices rise up from the page to describe a landscape eroded and plundered by runaway capitalism--its mountain tops leveled by the extractive industries, its waters polluted by runoff from mines--and the fallout from that waste. Those who remain are consigned to life in a ravaged land denuded of nature where birds die and "Sheep birth limp two-headed things and some that speak like men if they speak at all."
作者介紹 Raised in Marshall County, WV, Jacob Strautmann is a recipient of the Massachusetts Poetry Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. His poems have appeared in the Boston Globe, Agni Magazine, Salamander Magazine, Southern Humanities Review, Blackbird, and others. He is the Department Manager of Economics at Boston University, where he also teaches playwriting. He lives in Belmont, MA with his partner Valerie Duff and their two children