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Like a Dog a Rabbit Through the Underbrush

By Thea Prieto
Abraham Smith’s Destruction of Man (Third Man Books, 2018) is a book-length poem about small-scale farming and the broken nostalgia of a modern rural soundscape. Smith is a poet and farmer who writes of farming and family in a familiar county as told through “tractor blister song,” “rockpile country silence,” and “the invention of the wheel tied up umbilically.” Tyehimba Jess described Destruction of Man as “a compass setting toward music caught between the hungry teeth of vole and buried bone of river,” and Ada Limón described Smith’s work as “part song, part guttural wail into the American rural landscape.”