No Grave Can Hold My Body Down. Ahsahta Press, Boise, ID 2011.

“Aaron McCollough’s No Grave Can Hold My Body Down is a bravura experiment in matching literary modernism with the canon of traditional American musics contained in the subtly syncretistic guitar music of the late John Fahey. McCollough aspires to “walk worthy / between the vespers of history,’ and this book is an elaborate preparation for speaking of the relations between World and Wilderness. I admire McCollough’s strategies for marshalling temporally disparate, dissident voices, and for imagining the experience of the newly risen dead.” —David Grubbs

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Publisher’s Weekly

Michael Martin Shea in Colorado Review

Gina Myers in NewPages

A Minetta Gould at Black Ocean blog


with HL Hix at Inquire