David Bottoms We Almost Disappear PDF

David Bottoms We Almost Disappear PDF

We Almost Disappear

An exquisite storyteller The Southern Review David Bottoms s poems just get better and better The Atlanta Journal Constitution One finds here what one expects in a book of good Southern poems clear narratives evocative images, searching irony, and meditative poise Library JournalRooted in the customs of Southern families and peopled with undertakers, bluegra An exquisite storyteller The Southern Review David Bottoms s poems just get better and better The Atlanta Journal Constitution One finds here what one expects in a book of good Southern poems clear narratives evocative images, searching irony, and meditative poise Library JournalRooted in the customs of Southern families and peopled with undertakers, bluegrass musicians, daughters practicing karate, and elderly parents, David Bottoms poems are generous, insightful, and lean headlong into familial wisdom Past and present interweave with grandmothers spitting tobacco juice, ponds filled with construction runoff, and the boyhood home site paved over for a KFC This is Bottoms most personal and heartbreaking book.From My Daughter Works the Heavy Bag A bow to the instructor,then fighting stance, and the only girl in karate class faces the heavy bag.Small for fifth grade willow like, says her mother sweaty hair tangled like blown willow branches.The boys try to ignore her They fidget against the wall, smirk,practice their routine of huff and feint.Circle, barks the instructor,jab, circle, kick, and the black bag wobbles on its chain.Again and again, the bony jewels of her fistjab out in glistening precision,her flawless legs remember arabesque and glissade.Kick, jab, kick, and the bag coughs rhythmically from its gut.The boys fidget and wait David Bottom, Georgia s Poet Laureate, was inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame in 2009 He teaches at Georgia State University and co edits Five Points magazine He lives in Marietta, Georgia

Title : We Almost Disappear
Author :  David Bottoms
Language : English
Isbn : 1556593317
Format : Paperback
Pages : 65 pages

Rating: 4.8

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