The poems in ""Moving House"" are grounded in the sometimes haunted landscapes of South Carolina, a setting rich with the flavors of ripe peaches and tomatoes and fresh-caught shrimp. The speaker of these poems turns her attention to the ordinary objects of her Southern home, seeing artistry in the scales of a fish, the pearly buttons of a linen shirt, a missed eclipse, a sprig of morning glory run wild. In the interaction between story, history, family, and memory, these poems find meaning rooted in the land, a source of both fear and wonder.
LISA HAMMOND RASHLEY is an associate professor of English at the University of South Carolina Lancaster. Her poems have appeared in such journals as Southern Poetry Review, South Carolina Review, and North Carolina Literary Review.