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Eldest daughter : poems

Author: Ava Leavell Haymon
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [2013]
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In Eldest Daughter, Ava Leavell Haymon displays her mastery of the craft and engages us with the poetic gifts we have come to expect from her. As in previous collections, she combines the sensory and the spiritual in wild verbal fireworks. Concrete descriptions of a woman's life in the mid-twentieth-century American South mix with wider concerns about family lies and truths, and a culture that supports or forbids  Read more...
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Haymon, Ava Leavell.
Eldest daughter.
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [2013]
(DLC) 2013011599
(OCoLC)841187533
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ava Leavell Haymon
ISBN: 9780807153383 0807153389
OCLC Number: 853557750
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Preacher's Daughter; In Gratitude for a Southern Baptist Upbringing; "Louie's: Home of the Veggie Omelet"; Eva/Ave at the National Gallery; In Which I Forgive My Mother Her Intentions; Preacher's Daughter; Contralto Recitative with Angel Chorus; The Holy Ghost Develops Binge/Purge Syndrome; The Holy Ghost Attends Vacation Bible School; The Holy Ghost Tries Out for Little League; The Holy Ghost Moves to Kilgore; Church Schism: Every Body's Got to Be Some Place; Four-Year-Old Invents a New Curse Word; The Holy Ghost Designs the Perfect Woman. Why the Groundhog Fears Her ShadowChanging Weather Patterns; Shining; The Center Cannot; She Begins with the Sky; The Child Born; The Dream Runs On; Color of the Moon; The Heads of Old Dolls; Groundhog's Prayer of Petition; Why the Groundhog Fears Her Shadow; How Two Became One Again: Sestinas' Work Done; Winter's End; Staying at the Willard; Parish Courthouse, Cameron; Woman in the Middle; The Castle of Either/Or: a fairy tale; The Castle of Either/Or; Daughter's Fealty; Continental Divide; Steam Calliope; Bass Fishing with a Hulapopper; Roundball.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Ava Leavell Haymon.

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In Eldest Daughter, Ava Leavell Haymon displays her mastery of the craft and engages us with the poetic gifts we have come to expect from her. As in previous collections, she combines the sensory and the spiritual in wild verbal fireworks. Concrete descriptions of a woman's life in the mid-twentieth-century American South mix with wider concerns about family lies and truths, and a culture that supports or forbids clear speech. In a passage from ""The Holy Ghost Attends Vacation Bible School, "" the physical world of children interplays with the divine: The least likely place the.

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