What Travels with Us

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With a storyteller's timing and the emotional range of a singer, Darnell Arnoult in her debut collection offers readers a stirring string of poems about the people of Fieldale, Virginia. A planned community founded in the Virginia foothills by Marshall Fields in the early 1900s to support his textile mill, Fieldale was populated by transplanted Appalachian mountain folk. Arnoult herself grew up there, a third-generation resident and among the first generation to go to college. She took away with her the oral ...

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Overview

With a storyteller's timing and the emotional range of a singer, Darnell Arnoult in her debut collection offers readers a stirring string of poems about the people of Fieldale, Virginia. A planned community founded in the Virginia foothills by Marshall Fields in the early 1900s to support his textile mill, Fieldale was populated by transplanted Appalachian mountain folk. Arnoult herself grew up there, a third-generation resident and among the first generation to go to college. She took away with her the oral history of her home, and in What Travels With Us she captures in poetic form the townspeople's voices, both remembered and imagined. Personal, poignant, and witty, Arnoult's poems look back as they move forward, demonstrating how we are always creating ourselves anew from the experiences we carry with us.

Pearly Rakes complained
that on long winter nights
Gracie and Charlie
kept the parlor lamp
burning too long,
burning up her kerosene.

Pearly claimed
she courted and married
the same man twice
and never burned up
nearly so much.

Charlie scratched his head.
Told Pearly,
You musta done most of
your courting in the dark.
-- from "Boarding House"

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807129890
  • Publisher: LSU Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 72
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.17 (d)

Meet the Author

Darnell Arnoult is the author of the novel Sufficient Grace. Her poems and short fiction have appeared in Southwest Review, Southern Cultures, Southern Exposure, Asheville Poetry Review, and Nantahala Review, among other journals. She lives with her husband on a small farm outside Nashville, Tennessee, and teaches creative writing throughout the Southeast.

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Table of Contents

Elijah's place 1
Outrageous love 2
Revival 4
Boarding house 5
Ignorance in high places 6
Labor of leaving 7
Springhouse 9
Voice 10
Mattie Clay 11
Second shift 12
House party 13
Home 14
Some in pieces 15
Clutching 16
Immersion 17
Likeness 18
Sabbath 19
Angels 23
Shade tree 24
Shelling at Myrtle 25
Liberty heights 26
Sutt's cafe 27
The ride south 28
Oral history 30
Psychology today 32
Arthur and Lily : Hotel Roanoke 33
High school English teacher, almost retired, in Rome, coins in hand 34
Nita's beauty shop 35
Path up from the garden 37
Henhouse 38
Gathering lessons 40
Oldest 42
Response 44
Surviving 45
Shorts creek 46
Learning strategy at English field 49
Photograph in the hall 52
High school reunion 53
Pilgrimage 54
Work 55
What travels with us 56
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