Elegy for the Southern Drawl


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Exulting in the speech of his native Alabama, Rodney Jones's new poems combine satire and ode, formal lament and ribald joke. James Dickey praised this poet's early work as "one of our most poignant and inescapable renditions of the agony at the historical razor's edge." Now, in his sixth book, Jones extends his emotional and stylistic range. He writes of football and feminism, of DDT and family, of crows and sex, of ink and raccoons and perpetual-motion machines. In many of these poems the southern drawl lives forever, ...

Elegy for the Southern Drawl 2001, Mariner Books, Boston

ISBN-13: 9780618082490

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Elegy for the Southern Drawl 1999, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780395956168