“And though all the violence is ultimately, like most violence, senseless, it is not impossible to understand”: Leigh Camacho Rourks on Tom Franklin’s “Poachers.”
Leigh Camacho Rourks is a Cuban-American author from South Louisiana, who is an Assistant Professor at Beacon College in Central Florida. She won the St. Lawrence Book Award for her debut story collection, Moon Trees and Other Orphans. She is also the recipient of the Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award and the Robert Watson Literary Review Prize, and her work has been shortlisted for several other awards. Her fiction, poems, and essays have appeared in a number of journals, including Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, TriQuarterly, and Greensboro Review.