Uncommon Clay: Poems

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WINNER of the 2012 Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize. The poems in Uncommon Clay cover the terrain of Appalachia, from the Cherokee to the coal mines, from Queen's Anne Lace to the tobacco fields. The collection speaks of a heritage of hard work and an affinity with nature while exploring a woman's ties to the earth and sky, to her maker and to her people.

"This is a poet with a deep sense of not only nature but spirit. She brings rich native tradition into play here, in language that is strict and pure." -- Jay...

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Overview

WINNER of the 2012 Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize. The poems in Uncommon Clay cover the terrain of Appalachia, from the Cherokee to the coal mines, from Queen's Anne Lace to the tobacco fields. The collection speaks of a heritage of hard work and an affinity with nature while exploring a woman's ties to the earth and sky, to her maker and to her people.

"This is a poet with a deep sense of not only nature but spirit. She brings rich native tradition into play here, in language that is strict and pure." -- Jay Parini, Author of The Art of Subtraction: New and Selected Poems and Robert Frost: A Life.

"Darlene Franklin-Campbell's gem-like poems depict a people who know hard times." -- Sherry Chandler, Author of Weaving a New Eden.

"Darlene Franklin-Campbell adds her poetic voice, which sings, wails, remembers, mourns, and rejoices, to the literature of Appalachia." -- Elizabeth Oakes, Author of Mercy in the New World.

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Author of Weaving a New Eden - Sherry Chandler
"Darlene Franklin-Campbell's gem-like poems depict a people who know hard times."
--Sherry Chandler, poet, Weaving a New Eden
Author of Mercy in the New World - Elizabeth Oakes
"Darlene Franklin-Campbell adds her poetic voice, which sings, wails, remembers, mourns, and rejoices, to the literature of Appalachia."
--Elizabeth Oakes, poet, Mercy in the New World
Mary Ballard Poetry Prize Judge - Jay Parini
"This is a poet with a deep sense of not only nature but spirit. She brings rich native tradition into play here, in language that is strict and pure."
-- Jay Parini, Author of The Art of Subtraction: New and Selected Poems and Robert Frost: A Life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781938150005
  • Publisher: Casey Shay Press
  • Publication date: 3/12/2012
  • Pages: 46
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Darlene Franklin Campbell holds a M.A. in Education and resides in Southern Kentucky where she teaches first grade. Her poetry has appeared in various publications aimed at raising awareness against Mountain Top Removal. She is also a novelist who has donated proceeds from her novel, I Listened, Momma, to aide in the battle against cancer.
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