Count by Melody Wright

  • Count by Melody Wright

"With echoes of Jean Toomer's Cane and DuBois' Philadelphia Negro, these 'elegies for the partly living' bear daily witness to what's lost and left through the violent math of the city. Both front page and obituary section, Count stares through the numbers in the news in search of fresh and forgotten equations of joy." -Yolanda Wisher, Philadelphia Poet Laureate 2016-17