Deborah Hauser

Self inflicted Gaunt spare laid bare

Pulitzer Remix Poem #4

Poem # 4 for the Pulitzer Remix titled “Like A Body” is on line at

I’m composing poems from the text of “A Summons To Memphis” by Peter Taylor. Here’s Taylor’s bio:

(born Jan. 8, 1917, Trenton, Tenn., U.S.died Nov. 2, 1994, Charlottesville, Va.) U.S. short-story writer, novelist, and playwright. Taylor studied in the 1930s under several poets associated with the Southern literary renaissance. He taught at various schools, including the University of Virginia. He is best known for his short stories, which are usually set in contemporary Tennessee and which reveal conflicts between the old rural society and the industrialized New South. The novella A Woman of Means (1950) is perhaps his finest work; his later works include The Old Forest and Other Stories (1985) and A Summons to Memphis (1986, Pulitzer Prize).

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