Southern Crossings: Poetry, Memory, and the Transcultural South

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Daniel Cross Turner has made a key contribution to the critical study and appreciation of the diverse field of contemporary Southern poetics. Southern Crossings crosses a gulf in contemporary poetry criticism while using the idea or ideas, many and contrary of Southernness to appraise poetries created from the profuse, tangled histories of the region. Turner s close readings are dynamic, even lyrical. He offers a new understanding of rhythm s central place in contemporary poetry while considering the work of fifteen poets. ...

Southern Crossings: Poetry, Memory, and the Transcultural South 2012, University of Tennessee Press

ISBN-13: 9781572338562

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