Winner of the Poetry Society of South Carolina’s DuBose and Dorothy Hayward “Society Prize,” Arthur McMaster has published poems in such distinguished journals as North American Review, the James Dickey Review, Subtropics, Poetry East, Rhino, Rattle, and The Stinging Fly, in Ireland. McMaster holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Florida. He taught literature and creative writing courses in Florida and at South Carolina colleges and universities. He has two published chapbooks, two volumes of creative non-fiction, three stage plays, and a memoir of his career as a foreign intelligence officer, Need to Know.
Because it contains such a variety of really readable poetry, depending on how you pay, Arthur McMaster’s new collection, well-named “The Whole Picture Show,” is worth every euro, pound, or dollar. As any risk-taking poet would be, I am proud to be in the Revival Press stable with him. Yes, five stars!