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Even the Hollow My Body Made Is Gone

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“Memory and its embodiment in a colloquial, yet highly wrought musical language are what originally drew me to Harrington’s manuscript and what continues to pull me back. We learn the story of Lillian and Webster and their children and grandchildren, a black family living a hardscrabble life in the rural South more than sixty years ago. Set on the cusp of the Civil Rights era, the poems chronicle a way of life that has long since vanished.”—Elizabeth Spires, from the foreword

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Overview

“Memory and its embodiment in a colloquial, yet highly wrought musical language are what originally drew me to Harrington’s manuscript and what continues to pull me back. We learn the story of Lillian and Webster and their children and grandchildren, a black family living a hardscrabble life in the rural South more than sixty years ago. Set on the cusp of the Civil Rights era, the poems chronicle a way of life that has long since vanished.”—Elizabeth Spires, from the foreword

Janice N. Harrington is an award-winning children’s book author and a nationally recognized storyteller. She works as a librarian in Champaign, Illinois.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781929918898
  • Publisher: BOA Editions, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Series: New Poets of America Series
  • Pages: 88
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author


Janice Harrington published a children's book, Going North (FSG), which won the Ezra Jack Keats Award from the New York Public Library and other awards. Her second children's book, The Chicken Chasing Queen of Lamar County (FSG), will appear in March 2007. She is a nationally acclaimed storyteller. She is a librarian at Champaign Public Library.
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