Vexed Heritage: Two Southern Poets (on R. T. Smith’s Summoning Shades and Natasha Trethewey’s Monument: Poems New and Selected )

Floyd Collins’s critical study Seamus Heaney: The Crisis of Identity was published by the University of Delaware Press; his latest poetry collection is What Harvest: Poems on the Siege and Battle of the Alamo (Somondoco Press, 2011). His poems and critical essays have appeared in the Arkansas ReviewThe Georgia Review, the Gettysburg Review, the Kenyon Review, Southern Humanities Review, and Southern Poetry Review. Collins is a member of the faculty at Gordon State College in Barnesville, Georgia.