Stonelight, a poetry collection by WKU Folk Studies alumna Sarah McCartt-Jackson, was featured for a "microreview and interview" by José Angel Araguz. Araguz writes:
"In Stonelight, winner of the 2017 Airlie Prize, Sarah McCartt-Jackson adds to the tradition of lyric narrative collections that includes Margaret Atwood’s The Journals of Susanna Moodie and Rita Dove’s Thomas and Beulah, books that take on the materials of human life and through them evoke human presence. Informed by McCartt-Jackson’s background in folk studies, oral history, and naturalism, the poems of Stonelight move individually as statements of intimate experience, but also work together to tell the story of Ora and Eli and their family. One of the main engines behind this poetic storytelling is the use of nature as a lens to understand and feel human interactions."
See the whole piece here: https://thefridayinfluence.wordpress.com/2019/01/21/microreview-interview-stonelight-by-sarah-mccartt-jackson/