A Shout in the Woods is Brent Martin’s second chapbook of poems distilled from the landscape and culture of his backwoods western North Carolina home. Part lamentation, part sanctification, the poems in this collection portray the shifting ground of modern Appalachia as its natural and human worlds collide with rapid and overpowering change.
Brent Martin lives in the Cowee Community of western North Carolina where he works in forest conservation for The Wilderness Society. His writing is inspired by the mountains and wild lands that surround his home, and by southern Appalachia’s rich cultural and natural history. His first chapbook, Poems from Snow Hill Road, was published by New Native Press in 2007. He is married to singer and songwriter Angela Faye Martin.
30 Pages, 22 Poems