Vexed Heritage: Two Southern Poets (on R. T. Smith’s Summoning Shades and Natasha Trethewey’s Monument: Poems New and Selected )

Floyd Collins received his MFA in creative writing and PhD in twentieth-century American and British literature from the University of Arkansas. His critical study Seamus Heaney: The Crisis of Identity was published by the University of Delaware Press in 2003; his latest poetry collection, What Harvest: Poems on the Siege and Battle of the Alamo, appeared from Somondoco Press in 2011. Collins’s poems and critical essays appear regularly in the Arkansas Review, The Georgia Review, Gettysburg Review, and Kenyon Review. He was awarded the Allen Tate Poetry Prize by The Sewanee Review in 2007. His work-in-progress is “The Teresa Poems.”