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The Language They Speak Is Things to Eat: Poems By Fifteen Contemporary North Carolina Poets

McFee, Michael, Editor (and Fred Chappell, Robert Morgan et al.)

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ISBN 10: 0807821721 / ISBN 13: 9780807821725
Published by University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1994
Condition: Good Hardcover
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A Good copy in blue cloth, in a Fine dust jacket. Tanning at the outer edges of the text block, clean within. Signed by poets Fred Chappell and Robert Morgan at their entries. Bookseller Inventory # 028411

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Title: The Language They Speak Is Things to Eat: ...

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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North Carolina is well known for its fiction writers, but the state is also home to a number of the nation's best poets. In the past few decades, these poets have produced memorable work and received numerous honors. A companion to the contemporary North Carolina fiction anthology The Rough Road Home (1992), this book provides a substantial sampling of their recent bounty. Poet Michael McFee has chosen from eight to twenty poems by each of fifteen poets. There is a refreshing diversity in the voices, from James Applewhite's down east tobacco farmer to Gerald Barrax's passionate urban man to Kathryn Stripling Byer's isolated mountain woman. The humor ranges from Maya Angelou's serious wit to Jonathan Williams's verbal improvisations. And there is a healthy variety in form and tone, from A. R. Ammons's free verse ruminations to Fred Chappell's vigorous, witty narratives in traditional forms. But there is also a fundamental unity to these poets. They are all North Carolina writers, who were born in or have long lived in the state, and whose verbal consciousness has been shaped by the very nature of the place. Most importantly, they are all poets we can read with appreciation and great pleasure. contributors Betty Adcock A. R. Ammons Maya Angelou James Applewhite Gerald Barrax Kathryn Stripling Byer Fred Chappell William Harmon Susan Ludvigson Michael McFee Heather Ross Miller Robert Morgan Reynolds Price James Seay Jonathan Williams

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"Editor Michael McFee, working with the University of North Carolina Press, has done an admirable job of gathering and sifting the abundance of excellent poetry from a state whose literary bounty has long been as inexplicable as it is refreshing."-- Southern Humanities Review

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