May 09, 2012
Review of "Your Father on the Train of Ghosts" in Diagram 12.2
The extensive collection, Your Father on The Train of Ghosts, evolved when two outstanding poets e-mailed one another for the period of a year. John Pursley III reviews this collection written by both G.C. Waldrep and John Gallaher in Diagram (12.2). Pursley explains the differences between Waldrep’s and Gallaher’s poetry and background. What is more interesting is that Pursley believes the poets lose their individual voices, and yet another distinct voice is created “which operates like the ghosts suggested by the title.” Pursley also says, “Many of the best poems in this collection slip effortlessly from moments of childlike inquisitiveness to moments of near spiritual exhaustion.”
Read more about Your Father on the Train of Ghosts (including how to purchase a copy from our secure BOA e-bookstore): here.