[a Socio-historical Exploration of Cryptozoological Phenomena in Arkansas in Investigative Verse]Book - 2013
"Mark Spitzer's work is as boundlessly inclusive as the journal he edits, The Toad Suck Review. Both are proof that the more interests and influences are incorporated, the more original the creation may become. This example of 'investigative poetics' into 'mythological crypto-zoological creatures' is in one sense pure Ozark-Arkansan, but is also a veritable cioppino-paella-bouillabaise-gumbo cum kitchen sink of Twain, Ed Sanders, dada, tall frontier tale-telling, Paterson, Gerald Haslam, and scholarly-journalistic research or the spoofing of it. It is Americana, archetypalism ... There is a formidable mind at work here, and a seemingly limitless creativity."--Gerald Locklin
From Library Staff
An absolutely fascinating approach to the stories and the stories of the stories of the monsters of Arkansas.
Before you take to the swamps and woods looking for the Fouke Monster or the White River Monster check out this survey of accounts of crypto-citizens of The Natural State. And it's written in verse! By UCA professor and poet Mark Spitzer.