Eight Poems and Stories from the Garden
Date of Award
I thought at first that I might compose the stuff of great tragedy: lines that lingered like rime after a freezing January rain, varnishing the world in fatal beauty. Then I thought I might pen an expansive satire: smithing words into clever allusions and biting invectives against the failings of Modernity that would etch a palimpsest of a smile into the parchment lips of Berry’s “Mad Farmer.” Finally, I thought I would strip away all the literary vestments and present a slice of stark realism: naked and harsh.
Mackie, Timothy, "Eight Poems and Stories from the Garden" (2010). Honors Projects and Presentations: Undergraduate. 92.