Most Way Home

Most Way Home

by Kevin Young

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Most Way Home by Kevin Young

Encompassing America's African-American landscape and rich oral histories of the South, this poetry collection centers on the concept of "home" and explores conflicts between black and white, North and South, ancestral and modern.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781581950212
Publisher: Steerforth Press
Publication date: 06/01/1998
Pages: 122
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

Kevin Young, author of this National Poetry Series winner, also published Giant Steps: African American Voices at the Crossroads of the Century. He teaches at the University of Georgia.

Table of Contents

Reward1
I.Husbandry
How to Make Rain5
The Dry Spell7
Visiting Home9
Miss Lucille14
An Almanac, 193917
Five18
Southern University, 196220
Anatomy23
Wake25
Fever27
II.The Spectacle
Beauty31
The Spectacle33
The Thin Man's Apprentices33
Contortionist35
Brotherhood37
The Wonder Tongue39
The Escape Artist41
Pachyderm44
Atlas45
Teller51
III.Getting Religion
Baptism55
Constance57
Revival58
Saying Grace60
The Living60
The Cures63
The Boiling65
The Slaughter67
The Kitchen69
The Works71
The Quench74
The Salon76
The Preserving78
Whitewash80
IV.Beyond the Pale
Degrees85
Whatever You Want86
Clyde Peeling's Reptiland in Allenwood, Pennsylvania88
Driving Independence Day91
Central Standard Time93
Everywhere is Out of Town94
Eddie Priest's Barbershop & Notary96
Quivira City Limits98
Letters from the North Star100

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Young's lines enchant and captivate, drawing the reader deep into his world. Like Komumyakaa, Young is a magician of language, and like the late Richard Hugo, he exhibits a strong imagism of pastoral loneliness.