Tender in the Age of Fury is the second collection of poems by Seattle-based Canadian poet Brandon Pitts. In his new collection, Pitts extends the themes of his initial offering Pressure to Sing (IOWI, 2010), and gives the reader a clearer understanding of the interconnected personal, theological and political themes of his work, uggesting a literary and cultural key to its full appreciation... Pitts returns the reader to the Hebrew/Christian/Islamic story of angels and men (and women) that is at the root of the modern consciousness, offering an immanent critique of its latest manifestations (Terry Barker, from the Introduction).
Brandon Pitts. Pitts first came onto the Toronto lit scene in 2010 with the short story The BC Crib, published in the anthology Canadian Voices Volume II. In 2011, he was inducted into the prestigious Diaspora Dialogues as an Emerging Voice for fiction. He followed this with his novel Puzzle of Murders (2011) and then a poetry collection Pressure to Sing (2012). He is now based in Seattle, Washington and is aprominent figure in the city's poetry scene. - See more at: http: //www.mosaic-press.com/product/tender-in-the-age-of-fury-by-brandon-pitts/#sthash.8dfYk5Uf.dpuf