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Descent : poems

Author: Kathryn Stripling Byer
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Navigating the dangerous currents of family and race, Kathryn Stripling Byer's sixth poetry collection confronts the legacy of southern memory, where too often ""it's safer to stay blind.""Beginning with ""Morning Train, "" a response to Georgia blues musician Precious Bryant, Byer sings her way through a search for identity, recalling the hardscrabble lives of her family in the sequence ""Drought Days, "" and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Byer, Kathryn Stripling.
Descent
(DLC) 2011051748
(OCoLC)769010916
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn Stripling Byer
ISBN: 9780807147511 0807147516
OCLC Number: 871000681
Notes: "LSU Press Paperback Original."
Description: 1 online resource (57 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Morning Train; PART I; At the End; Retablo; Gone; Down; My Grandfather's Cattle Gap; Drought Days; Outside; Lost; 1. Dirt Road; 2. Sleep; 3. Haunt; PART II; Southern Fictions; Gone Again; Shadow Sister; Gladiolas; What I See Now; PART III; Over; Blackberry Road; First Presbyterian; Some Rock Remembers; Big Tease; Night Fishing; Glorified; Thinking Myself Home; Beginning at the Bottom; Easter Afternoon; Last Light; Here.
Responsibility: Kathryn Stripling Byer.

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Navigating the dangerous currents of family and race, Kathryn Stripling Byer's sixth poetry collection confronts the legacy of southern memory, where too often ""it's safer to stay blind.""Beginning with ""Morning Train, "" a response to Georgia blues musician Precious Bryant, Byer sings her way through a search for identity, recalling the hardscrabble lives of her family in the sequence ""Drought Days, "" and facing her inheritance as a white southern woman growing up amid racial division and violence. The poet encounters her own naive complicity in southern racism and challenges the.

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