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Itís Good Weather for Fudge is a brilliantly executed apostrophe in which Sue Walker addresses Carson McCullers as one Southern woman to another, but always in a poetic fashion that delights. I love the way Walker mingles their experiences as Southern women, even the way she objects to McCullers being buried in the North, when everyone should know that her body and soul belong to the South.
The life and work of Carson McCullers -- her painful longing, her struggle with her damaged body -- echoes in Sue Walkerís imaginative long-form poem, Itís Good Weather for Fudge. Walkerís writing is lyrical, narrative, scholarly and wise. She identifies with McCullers -- both growing up in the South, both studying music, both poets and writers -- and then moves beyond her, making a call for fortitude while accepting the impossibility of love, willing the lost hunterís bones home to the South. A remarkable poem.
A single book-length poem has to be well-written to maintain the reader's interest. This is one of those books. A child of the South growing up in the 1940s and 1950s will experience flashbacks through poignant memories of a time now gone. A reader's treat!
Walker shows expert knowledge of McCullerís canon, but diffuses the literary journey with pleasant inroads into the life of the author. Fans of McCullersí works will want this essential companion piece.
Sue Brannan Walker's creativity and cosmopolitan vision have secured her a place of significant poetic merit.