ISBN: McRae broadside
Categories Broadsides

Mountain Redemption Broadside

Publication Date: January 2014


Nick McRae, “Killing a Rattler”

BLP Chapbook Broadside Series

5.5 x 8.5 Natural Cardstock, Fine Paper Trim

Each BLP broadside is handmade & unique — the design and trim will vary a bit broadside by broadside. These beautiful art objects are handmade in a limited edition to accompany the release of each new BLP chapbook.


“In Nick McRae’s splendid Mountain Redemption, the contradictions of family and faith are hard to hold in balance. They are the fulcrum of a teeter totter that tips back and forth between passion and violence. But as he meditates on growing up in Georgia and the complexities of the faith he was born into, the poet himself is balanced, thoughtful, judicious-and loving. As he struggles to sustain that love, McRae sometimes borrows the cadences-large, passionate, and elegiac-of the prophets he knows so well: ‘Where, O Lord, is the home I only almost had- / mythic, bloody as a psalm in the mouths / of old and dying men who will take it / with them wholly when they go?'”

-Andrew Hudgins

About the Author

Nick McRae

Nick McRae is the author of Mountain Redemption, winner of the Fall 2011 Black River Chapbook Competition, as well the De Novo Prize-winning full-length The Name Museum (C&R Press, 2013). He is the editor of the anthology Gathered: Contemporary Quaker Poets (Sundress Publications, 2013). His poems, reviews, and translations appear in Cincinnati ReviewHayden's Ferry ReviewLinebreakThe Southern ReviewThird Coast, and elsewhere. He serves as associate editor for 32 Poems, poetry coordinator for the annual Best of the Net anthology, and is a member of the Sewanee Writers' Conference staff. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and raised in the Northwest Georgia foothills, Nick earned an M.F.A. in creative writing at The Ohio State University and is currently a Robert B. Toulouse Doctoral Fellow in English at the University of North Texas.

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