The poems in this debut collection revolve around physical work, the Appalachian landscape, and family relationships. Casteen ranges from the farm to the shop floor, from the rivers of the Piedmont to the shoulders of the Blue Ridge, and from the hyperattentiveness of childhood through the anxieties and joys of fatherhood.

Free Union 2009, University of Georgia Press, Athens

ISBN-13: 9780820333281

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