Alabama: Poems (Southern Messenger Poets) (Paperback)

Alabama: Poems (Southern Messenger Poets) By Rodney Jones, Dave Smith (Editor) Cover Image
By Rodney Jones, Dave Smith (Editor)
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Alabama focuses on a boy from a rural, fundamentalist community who becomes a pacifist, feminist, and existentialist poet. Labyrinth, meditation, fable, and peasant poem, formed from interleaved strands of prose vignettes and lineated poetry, this collection is at once a tale of cultural exile and familial loyalty, and an unflinching look at regional shame that doubles as a love story, all expressed with the intimate voice and vision of Rodney Jones.

About the Author

One of the most honored poets of his generation, Rodney Jones has been praised for his narrative and lyrical skills, as well as the empathy, intelligence, accessibility, and original humor of his work. He is the author of eleven poetry books, including Salvation Blues, winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and Elegy for the Southern Drawl, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. In 2016, he became the second poet to be inducted into the Alabama Writers Hall of Fame.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780807180105
ISBN-10: 0807180106
Publisher: LSU Press
Publication Date: August 23rd, 2023
Pages: 92
Language: English
Series: Southern Messenger Poets