Madness Like Morning Glories: Poems Doris Davenport

Madness Like Morning Glories: Poems

Author: Doris Davenport
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Book Title
Madness Like Morning Glories: Poems
Author
Doris Davenport
ISBN
9780807129920
In her enchanting poem sequence, doris davenport introduces readers to Soque Street and its "Affrilachian" 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.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Doris DavenportPublisher: LSU PressPublished: 05/01/2005ISBN: 9780807129920Pages: 64Weight: 0.40lbsSize: 8.38h x 5.94w x 0.21dReview Citations: Booklist 03/15/2005 pg. 1259Multicultural Review 12/01/2005 pg. 69

In her enchanting poem sequence, doris davenport introduces readers to Soque Street and its "Affrilachian" 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.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Doris Davenport
Publisher: LSU Press
Published: 05/01/2005
ISBN: 9780807129920
Pages: 64
Weight: 0.40lbs
Size: 8.38h x 5.94w x 0.21d

Review Citations: Booklist 03/15/2005 pg. 1259
Multicultural Review 12/01/2005 pg. 69

In her enchanting poem sequence, doris davenport introduces readers to Soque Street and its "Affrilachian" 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.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Doris Davenport
Publisher: LSU Press
Published: 05/01/2005
ISBN: 9780807129920
Pages: 64
Weight: 0.40lbs
Size: 8.38h x 5.94w x 0.21d

Review Citations: Booklist 03/15/2005 pg. 1259
Multicultural Review 12/01/2005 pg. 69