A number of haunting lyricism that conjures up the wonder and trouble of the agricultural South, via a respected American grasp of letters—the award-winning, bestselling writer of the novels Serena, whatever wealthy and Strange, and Above the Waterfall.
In this incandescent, profound, and obtainable assortment, loved and award-winning poet, novelist, and short-story author Ron Rash vividly channels the rhythms of lifestyles in Appalachia, deftly shooting the panoply of people who're its center and soul—men and girls inured to misfortune and difficult instances but outlined by way of super fortitude, resilience, and a fierce experience of community.
In exact, supple language that swerves from the stark to the luminous, Rash richly describes the attractiveness of the average panorama and poignantly renders the lives of these depending on its bounty—in cotton turbines and tobacco fields, farmlands and forests. The haunting stories and shared histories of those people—their rituals and traditions—animate this land, and are celebrated in Rash’s crystalline, intensely imagined verse.
With a watch for the excellent and vibrant element, Ron Rash powerfully captures the sorrows and exaltations of this wondrous international he is familiar with in detail. Illuminating and indelible, Poems demonstrates his wealthy skills and confirms his legacy as a standard-bearer for the literature of the yank South.