Brooke Named One of Best Poets of 2018

January 24, 2019

Dr. Paul Brooke, Professor of English at Grand View, was selected by Black Mountain Press as one of the best poets of 2018. He will be included in an anthology, due out in November, entitled 64 Best Poets of 2018. "The Skald and the Drukkin Tröll" was the feature poem. It is based on 21 hattatals (Norse form poetry), which are strung together to create a large narrative poem and based on his recent life experiences. Brooke wrote this while in residency in Iceland in June 2018.