Monday, December 26, 2016

Static, by Tige Ashton DeCoster

Tige Ashton DeCoster, a native of Seattle, received his BA in creative writing from the University of Washington. Tige’s poetry has been published in Malpais Review, Fly South, Calliope, and others. He was the recipient of a 2009 Fulbright scholarship, and winner of the 2016 Joan Grayston Poetry Prize.

Poet on the poem:
My parents were involved with the civil rights movement in Seattle when I was growing up. Their influence drew me toward contemporary struggles surrounding inequality and racism.

1 comment:

Steve Sibra said...

The simple, straightforward facts of this poem reach out and slap you in the face. This is typical of Tige's work. It is not showy or flashy. His words just walk right up to you and kick you in the ass. Nice work.