Obsidian Blues Is a New Poetry Chapbook by Penn Professor Herman Beavers
September 18, 2017
The line had been in his head for years: “I can’t stop thinking about corn.” Its meaning was a mystery for Herman Beavers, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Those six words waited more than a decade to come to life. Now that poem, “Hamilton Railroad Station,” is one of 15 in Beavers’ new chapbook, Obsidian Blues, celebrated at the Kelly Writers House.