Lee Sharkey begins Walking Backwards (Tupelo, 2016) with a series of “Cautionaries,” an eight-poem sequence that signals her reader to beware. The images are dangerous, capable of wounding, yet compelling in their entreaty, the way they ask something of the one who peers inside to face: an old woman wrenched from her house, yet abiding […]
About Karl Plank
Karl Plank is the J.W. Cannon Professor of Religion at Davidson College where he has taught biblical studies and Jewish literature and thought since 1982. He has published widely on holocaust literature, including his book, Mother of the Wire Fence: Inside and Outside the Holocaust and articles in Literature and Theology, Religion and Literature, and elsewhere. A poet, he is the author of the collection A Field, Part Arable (Lithic Press, 2017).