Route 4, Box 358

Route 4, Box 358


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In this debut full-length collection of poetry by Dudgrick Bevins, the poet's memories of his youth become your own. Bevins has crafted not only a tale of personal history but a kind of archetypal roadmap through rural Appalachia where he mines the terrain of his past for remnants of beauty forged among the smothering haze of misty mountaintops. Family, religion, and sexuality intertwine like vines of kudzu strangling old growth trees.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999207864
Publication date: 10/19/2018
Pages: 138
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Dudgrick Bevins is an interdisciplinary artist from the North Georgia mountains. He studied English Education, American Studies, and Gender Studies before taking the underground queer railroad north to New York City. He lives with his partner, a fellow artist and writer, and their very grumpy hedgehog, Ezri. He teaches a variety of high school seminar courses and creative writing.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Adam Garnett

Author’s Preface by Dudgrick Bevins

Rural Route 4, Box 358 I

Klan Encounters Pt. 1

Reflection: Blackberries


Dinner Memory

Reflection: Black Snake

Dam Building/Dam Breaking

Reflection: Ghost of a House

Rummy Memory

Food Memory

Imagined Manhoods

Rural Route 4, Box 358 II

Klan Encounters Pt. 2

Reflection: In the Distance

Memory in Tritina

Memory Recipe

Reflection: Kudzu


Reflection: Last Times

Listening Memory, or Childhood Guilt

Rose Memory

Rural Route 4, Box 358 III

Klan Encounters Pt. 3

Reflection: Rocking Chair

Hair Memories


Pontiac Firebird

Reflection: Spring House

Rural Route 4, Box 358 IV

Father’s Shop Memory

Klan Encounters Pt. 4

Reflection: Strip Mining

Watch for Snakes

Reflection: Sunday Mornings


Reflection: Time

Gardening Memory


Rural Route 4, Box 358 V

Klan Encounters Pt. 5

Reflection: Tools

Mercy Killing

Alliteration Memory

Reflection: Watershed

Creation Myth

Reflection: Logging Road

Poetics of Space

The Sound of Home

Carcass Poems

Rural Route 4, Box 358 VI

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