Madness Like Morning Glories: Poems

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In her enchanting poem sequence, Doris Davenport introduces readers to Soque Street and its "Affrilacian" residents. These African Americans inhabiting an Appalachian community in northeast Georgia live in a world where magic threads daily life and the living and dead commingle. Ghosts, self-propelled caskets, and sensate trees are as natural as morning glories to these characters, who are at once eccentric and universal, peculiar and welcoming. Spoken in intersecting and overlapping monologues, the poems create a ...

Madness Like Morning Glories: Poems 2005, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge

ISBN-13: 9780807129920

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Madness Like Morning Glories: Poems 2005, Louisiana State University Press

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