In Heaven’s Burning Porch, James Dunlap reckons with the legacy left to him: one of pain, gratitude, violence, and salvation. In turns dark, humorous, lyric and narrative, Heaven’s Burning Porch explores what it means to grow up in rural Arkansas under the weight of his rough inheritance.
James Dunlap is an Arkansas poet and butcher. He studied creative writing at the University of Arkansas and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. His poems have appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, Nashville Review, Copper Nickel, The Journal, and storySouth. He is the author of the chapbook Hunter and He Dog Up a Holler.