[PDF / Epub] ☉ Driving with the Dead Author Jane Hicks – Justinfoline.us

Driving with the Dead Appalachia Is No Stranger To Loss The Region Suffers Regular Ecological Devastation Wrought By Strip Mining, Fracking, And Deforestation As Well As Personal Tragedy Brought On By Enduring Poverty And Drug Addiction In Driving With The Dead, Appalachian Poet, Teacher, And Artist Jane Hicks Weaves An Earnest And Impassioned Elegy For An Imperiled Yet Doggedly Optimistic People And Place Exploring The Roles That War, Environment, Culture, And Violence Play In Appalachian Society, The Hard Hitting Collection Is Visceral And Unflinchingly Honest, Mourning A Land And People Devastated By Economic Hardship, Farm Foreclosures, And Mountaintop Removal.With Empathy And A Voice Of Experience, Hicks Offers Readers A Poignant Collection Of Poems That Addresses Themes Of Grief And Death While Also Illustrating The Beauty, Grace, And Resilience Of The Appalachian People Invoking Personal Memories, She Explores How The Loss Of Physical Landscape Has Also Devastated The Region S Psychological Landscape.Graphic, Bold, And Heartfelt, Driving With The Dead Is An Honest And Compelling Call To Arms Hicks Laments The Irreplaceable Treasures That We Have Lost But Also Offers Wisdom For Healing And Reconciliation.

[PDF / Epub] ☉ Driving with the Dead  Author Jane Hicks – Justinfoline.us
  • Paperback
  • 82 pages
  • Driving with the Dead
  • Jane Hicks
  • English
  • 02 March 2017
  • 9780813145556

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  1. says:

    Driving with the Dead by Jane HicksUniversity Press of Kentucky, 2014ISBN 978 0 8131 4555 6Perfect bound, 59 pp., 19.95Review by Catherine MooreIn her second collection, Driving with the Dead, Hicks places the reader firmly into the Appalachian mountains As the title of the book suggests, this is collection about loss Readers will see both the expected grief of the region, the farm foreclosures and mountains devastated by greed, along with less seen sides of small town life, from Vietnam drafts to present day meth labs In ample detail and with authentic voice, Hicks names the places and people of her childhood She does not shy away the losses found both by personal claim and cultural history.For readers who appreciate scenes of rural Appalachia, they will not be disappointed It s a stain on fine linen after funeral food dark papered dining rooms, high ceilings, candles burned to sooty stubs This, part of Hick s description of darkness in The Color of Loss pg 18 may be the most lyrical piece in the collection, as the work here is deeply rooted in the narrative Hicks is the gatherer of family stories, with the joys and sorrows therein The simplicity of a life in service The Grace of Risen Dough pg 39 and the complexities of industry Black Mountain Breakdown pg 17 and suburbia Dust pg 57 encroaching the hill communities Through each, Hicks travels the less nostalgic path.I admire the honesty in this collection Such as the unsentime...

  2. says:

    Loved this book another brave and honest female voice coming out of the hills I don t believe the southern region has ever had a stronger, talented, prolific group of female poets This book won the Appalachian Writers Assoc Book of the Year in poetry.

  3. says:

    I will read and reread this excellent collection.

  4. says:

    Hicks creates raw scenes of Appalachia within her poetry, ranging from the 1960s 2000s She addresses every day life, family, and coal mining within her poetry collection For many poems, as a reader who did grow up in E TN, Appalachia, I still felt a generation away from grasping all the meaning she puts into her poems These poems are for the niche of my mother and grandmother easily it takes generations afterwards perhaps a little work to dig through the metaphors and the specific names of people famous during the 70s Yet her poetry easily reminded me of my great grandmother who still lives in the mountains of eastern KY Wh...

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