By Ron Rash
A suite of haunting lyricism that conjures up the sweetness and complication of the agricultural South, via a respected American grasp of letters—the award-winning, bestselling writer of the novels Serena, anything wealthy and Strange, and Above the Waterfall.
In this incandescent, profound, and obtainable assortment, cherished and award-winning poet, novelist, and short-story author Ron Rash vividly channels the rhythms of lifestyles in Appalachia, deftly taking pictures the panoply of people who're its center and soul—men and girls inured to misfortune and tough occasions but outlined via super fortitude, resilience, and a fierce feel of community.
In targeted, supple language that swerves from the stark to the luminous, Rash richly describes the attractiveness of the common 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 brilliant and bright element, Ron Rash powerfully captures the sorrows and exaltations of this wondrous global he is aware in detail. Illuminating and indelible, Poems demonstrates his wealthy skills and confirms his legacy as a standard-bearer for the literature of the yankee South.
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