undergloom

 
pub date: 04/22/2013
paperback isbn: 9781934200674
paperback: $15.95

Taking its title from the descent into Hell in the opening passage of Homer’s Iliad—“and crowded brave souls into the undergloom”—Prageeta Sharma’s fourth collection chronicles personal and internal wars using the American frontier as a central metaphor to address questions of community and belonging, outsiderness, and the inevitability of a racialized self.