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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 refreshing portrait of small-town life, with its mix of quotidian concerns and the larger experiences of love, passion, grief, jealousy, and madness. The story of Soque Street moves from voice to voice and through poetic forms with ease and confidence. Sometimes frightening, often funny, and always compelling and potent, Madness like Morning Glories is a major achievement by a poet of tremendous originality who possesses an intuition for the subtle secrets of language.

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Davenport's background in performance poetry comes through strongly in this unique collection highlighting the voices of Afrilacians, that is, African Americans in Appalachia. She re-creates the voices of a Georgia community in a narrative of personal histories told from different perspectives. Each poem brings to life a person who adds insight into every facet of life, from family ties to family troubles, witchcraft to gossipy exchanges. Davenport is a storyteller who loves to wear the many hats of her characters as she weaves her embroiled tale. She understands true spoken language as well as poetic structure and technique. Although some of her "characters" sound too similar, the emotion Davenport conveys comes off as distinct and genuine. These poems may work best when read aloud but will appeal to many types of readers. Janet St. John
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