Department of English

Signals (South Carolina Press, 2008)

Tue, July 8, 2008
Signals calls us to consciousness in a natural world that is at once quietly witness to our loves and losses and yet always as urgently and insistently alive as we are.  Ed Madden, as with any of our most necessary poets, locates us plainly in this conflicted Eden, this garden of the reverent imagination-greatest of creations and, perhaps, if we fail to mind and tend it, ultimately our undoing.  He interprets with wonder and sobering wisdom even the slightest marks we leave behind.”       

-Rafael Campo, author of The Enemy and The Healing Art:  A Doctor’s Black Bag of Poetry

Ed Madden was directed by Elizabeth Cullingford.  Ed is currently an associate professor of English and associate director of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of South Carolina as well as writer in residence at the Riverbanks Botanical Gardens in Columbia, South Carolina.  Madden is the author of Tiresian Poetics and Geographies and Genders in Irish Studies. His essays on politics and southern culture have appeared in many newspapers and journals and been featured on NPR.  He was selected by editor Natasha Trethewey for inclusion in the anthology Best New Poets of 2007.
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