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The Eating Hill

The Eating Hill

by Karen Mitchell
     
 

"Eloquent and evocative a unique perspective."--Library Journal "A rich and magical look at Black Southern culture."--San Francisco Chronicle "A portrait of a culture.... it weaves the past into a present consciousness, creating the sense that to be human is to be a knowing part of a continuum."--Hungry Mind Review

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"Eloquent and evocative a unique perspective."--Library Journal "A rich and magical look at Black Southern culture."--San Francisco Chronicle "A portrait of a culture.... it weaves the past into a present consciousness, creating the sense that to be human is to be a knowing part of a continuum."--Hungry Mind Review

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Library Journal
Selected by Audre Lorde as the winner of the 1989 Eighth Mountain Poetry Prize, this collection examines death and the connections between people: ``And when I came to you, husband,/ I came as a black feather/ that had moved against wind.'' The rich flavor of the South permeates these poems, which are replete with katydids, Mississippi cedar trees, and fireflies. The result is a mixed bag: some poems are eloquent and evocative, but especially when using dialog, Mitchell's voice can falter. Still, such poems as ``Anna After Slavery,'' ``The Blacker the Berry,'' and ``Birmingham, Alabama, 1963'' present a unique perspective, one seldom seen in contemporary poetry.-- Doris Lynch, Oakland P.L., Cal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780933377042
Publisher:
The Eighth Mountain Press
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Edition description:
1st American ed
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

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