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In these 14 poems, David Bottoms waltzes through the “Christ-haunted South” and highlights how and where the afterlife intersects our daily lives. In a strong and musical voice, Bottoms, the poet laureate of Georgia, modernizes the narrative traditions of the American South. He encounters the ghosts of musicians and recounts strange instances of religious visitation:From “In these 14 poems, David Bottoms waltzes through the “Christ-haunted South” and highlights how and where the afterlife intersects our daily lives. In a strong and musical voice, Bottoms, the poet laureate of Georgia, modernizes the narrative traditions of the American South. He encounters the ghosts of musicians and recounts strange instances of religious visitation:From “Vigilance”:Like my neighbor again who grew a yellow rosewilted with the sign of the cross, or his sister in Biloxiwho once saw the virgin swimmingin a bowl of vegetable soup.Accolades, yes, to Ramona Barrerasof Phoenix, Arizona, who pulled from her ovenin 1977a tortilla scorched with the face of Christ,which may or may nothave been the face that appearedsome ten years later in Bras D’Oron an outside wall of a Tim Horton’s Restaurant,though both made the papersand drew their share of pilgrims.“What does it mean,” Bottoms asks, “that God keeps stamping his image on pastry and French toast, on biscuits lightly burned around the edges?” At the core of this book is a seeker, a person trying to make sense out of an unintelligible world, confronting the darkest dimensions of human nature, and writing a gorgeous, meta-physically charged poetry.David Bottoms, the Poet Laureate of Georgia, teaches at Georgia State University in Atlanta. He is the author of four books of poems and founding editor of Five Points magazine. His work has been featured on National Public Radio and on The Southern Voice, a television series profiling Southern writers....

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ISBN : 9781556592157
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 96 Pages
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  • Scott
    2019-03-29 09:31

    David Bottoms’ balance, wry humor, ability to tell a story and the lucidity of his writing made this a pleasure to read.

  • Gary McDowell
    2019-04-03 17:25

    Probably my favorite book of contemporary narrative/lyrical poetry. Stunning. Simply stunning.

  • martha
    2019-03-30 11:46

    Georgia poems.