Lincoln’s “Better Angels of Our Nature”
the enemy of romance.”
immune to the sweetest of apples.
Rupert Fike’s second collection of poems, Hello the House, won the 2017 Violet Reed Haas Poetry Prize from Snake Nation Press. He was runner-up as Georgia Author of the Year after the publication of his first book of poems, Lotus Buffet (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2011). His stories and poems have appeared in The Southern Poetry Review, Scalawag Magazine, The Georgetown Review, A&U America’s AIDS Magazine, The Alabama Literary Quarterly, The Buddhist Poetry Review, The Cortland Review, Natural Bridge, The Chattahoochee Review, and others. He has a poem inscribed in a downtown Atlanta plaza, and his non-fiction, Voices from The Farm, presents the hardships of life on a 1970s Tennessee commune.