To the Disappearance
by Todd Fuller

from the Indian Country Today Review

. . . provides Fuller a canvas on which to meditate about disappearances / losses both large and small. Whether it be the slaughter of buffalo or the heinous disappearance of two lovers in a park, Fuller pays homage, often in an elegiac manner, to pivotal moments in both personal and historical narratives and casts a serious gaze at the country’s unfortunate treatment of its Indigenous inhabitants. In Disappearance, Fuller asks readers to reimagine historical moments—especially those that ultimately fractured and devastated Indian Country to the point of genocidal ramifications for thousands of distinctly different Native cultures across two continents. In this collection Todd Fuller draws us back to the endangered soundsmemories made in the moments of their creation, stored in the thread of words spun into the narrative arch of these poems, Fuller’s poetry restores us well into our disappearance.

© Mongrel Empire Press 2014