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When the Only Light Is Fire


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When the Only Light Is Fire - Jones, Saeed
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In his debut chapbook of poetry, Saeed Jones walks on the periphery of the South, those places on the outskirts of town, in bars after midnight, and on dangerous backroads where most people keep their heads down or look the other way. Through Texas and Tennessee, Alabama and the riverbeds of the Mississippi, these poems wrap themselves in cloaks of masks and comfort; garments we learn are flammable if we stand too close to flames. D. A. Powell says of Saeed's work, "Like Aeneas carrying his father from the ruined city of ...

When the Only Light Is Fire 2011, Sibling Rivalry Press, LLC

ISBN-13: 9781937420031

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