Floridanos, Menorcans, Cattle-Whip Crackers: Poetry of St. Augustine

Floridanos, Menorcans, Cattle-Whip Crackers: Poetry of St. Augustine

by Ann Browning Masters




Ann Browning Masters is the author of Floridanos, Menorcans, Cattle-Whip Crackers: Poetry of St. Augustine. Dr. Masters is a retired faculty member of St. Johns River State College. She continues to read from her work in the Eckerd College Road Scholar Program. In 2015 she was knighted by the Board of Directors of the Easter Festival Committee of St. Augustine for her dedication in promoting St. Augustine's Spanish heritage. A St. Augustine native, she is a 12th generation Floridian. Poetry from this collection has been published in anthologies and journals, read at the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Annual Conference and Florida Literary Arts Coalition Conferences, recognized at the Florida Folk Festival, and recorded for the Florida State Historical Archives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781886104778
Publisher: Florida Historical Society
Publication date: 05/28/2015
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Publishing Acknowledgments iii

Dedication v

Publisher's Note ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

In St. Augustine, Land of Flowers, Who Were Floridanos, Menorcans, Cattle-Whip Crackers? 3

I Floridanos 5

And some Were Spies 6

Lola Sanchez 7

Stout Wood, Heart Wood 10

The Sanchez Ghosts' Lament for Annie Laurie 14

Elegy for the Children of Henry and Agnes Sanchez 18

A Dream of Passing at Holy Branch 20

II Menorcans 23

Menorcans 24

We Are Menorcans 25

Home by Dark 28

Uncle Joe's Song 32

The Hurricane Lady 34

Is There a Wine?: Leon Canova 38

Miss Rita Masters' Grocery 42

Nana Explains Life and Death 44

For the Children: Pilau and Datil 48

You Want Mullet? 52

Cultural Myth and Cultural Drift 54

The St. Augustine Menorcan Litmus Test 57

III Cattle-Whip Crackers 59

We Ain't Scufflin' 60

Widger and Waukie and Me 64

Hurricane 66

The Casino 68

Thelma Padgett's Home 70

Paul Victor, December 1941 72

IV And After 75

Vernon and Moses Tell It at the Depot 76

Periwinkle Stew 78

Sister Mary Trinita 80

Old City Divorce 84

Easter Frost 86

Saint October 88

Time on the Bridge 90

1966 Reunion 92

Into the Neighborhood 94

Johnny Mae Kept Us, But Plessy Had Us All 98

Three Years Later: Marineland, Summer 1967 102

Summer Dark Porch-Sitting Nights 104

How Can I Move Here? 106

Vermeer in St. Augustine 110

Epilogue: Pages from a Menorcan Diary 115

Bibliography 117

Author Biography 119

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