Winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry
Published by BkMk Press
Winner, Eric Hoffer Book Award for Poetry
"Black Tupelo Country is a book of cinematic lushness razored with ache. These poems dwell in the dark, mutable seam between the natural and interior worlds."
— Leslie Adrienne Miller
"Deeply felt as a prayer, poems in Black Tupelo Country are meditations crafted by an emotionally complex mind exploring 'the way a landscape enters the body.' Rivers and lakes sepulcher memory that fuels these dense and haunting poems."
"Taken individually, the poems are things of beauty and mystery. But it's as a whole that Black Tupelo Country gains its power. A 'strange premonitory wind' blows through the collection, an incantation based on the seen and the invisible. Like nature's changes, Ramspeck's poetry feels inevitable and momentous."