It’s Good Weather for Fudge by Sue Walker (New South Books 2017)

Throughout It’s Good Weather for Fudge, by Sue Walker, there’s an echo of the life and work of Carson McCullers, her painful longing and struggle with her damaged body. Walker’s writing is lyrical, narrative, scholarly and wise. She identifies with McCuller, both growing up in the South, both studying music, both poets and writers. Based on half a century of living, Walker makes a call for fortitude while accepting the impossibility of love. Then she calls the lost hunter’s bones home to the South. It’s clear in this remarkable poem that Sue Walker fiercely loves, identifies with and admires Carson McCullers.