Saturday, December 10, 2016
Ray, by Taneum Bambrick
Taneum Bambrick is a recent graduate of the MFA program at the University of Arizona where she received the Academy of American Poets Prize. She recently interned at Copper Canyon Press, and currently serves as an Associate Editor for Narrative Magazine. Her work appears in Cutbank Online, The Nashville Review, New Delta Review, and Cloud Rodeo. Taneum teaches at Central Washington University.
Poet on the poem:
“Ray” stems from a larger collection, Reservoir, which explores the human and environmental consequences of dams. The collection also explores the conditions of rural, working class spaces where hypermasculinity equates to survival.