Paige Webb’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Blackbird, Denver Quarterly, DIAGRAM, Indiana Review, The Kenyon Review, Poets.org, Vinyl, and elsewhere. She is a graduate of the Washington University in St. Louis MFA program and the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Award. She lives and teaches in Columbus, Ohio.
Posts by Paige Webb
The real Elvis is American, remember, and America is a consumer society. The desires we project, the stuff we buy—that is what feels real to us. It lets us have any Elvis we want. He left plenty of kitsch in his wake, plenty of pseudo-religion, plenty of Elvis jokes—but he was not, is not, a joke. He lived our contradictions, released our inhibitions, and lost himself in the process.