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By Bill Lavender,Hank Lazer,Lorenzo Thomas,Ralph Adamo,Sandy Baldwin,Daniel Aaron,Holley Blackwell,Joel Dailey,Brett Evans,Jessica Freeman,Skip Fox,Bob Grumman,Ken Harris,Honoree Fanonne Jeffers,Joy Lahey,Jake Berry,John Lowther,Dana Lisa Lustig,Camille Mart

Another South is an anthology of poetry from modern southern writers who're operating in kinds which are radical, leading edge, and visionary. hugely experimental and not easy in nature, the poetry during this quantity, with its syntactical disjunctions, formal revolutions, and typographic playfulness, represents the course of a brand new breed of southern writing that's right now common in its allure and nearby in its flavor.

Focusing on poets at the moment living within the South, the anthology contains either rising and proven voices within the nationwide and overseas literary international. From the invocations of Andy Young's "Vodou Headwashing rite" to the blues-informed poems of Lorenzo Thomas and Honorée Jeffers, from different voicings of )ohn Lowther and Kalamu ya Salaam to the visible, multi-genre artwork of Jake Berry, David Thomas Roberts, and Bob Grumman, the poetry in Another South is wealthy in type and enthusiastic in its explorations of recent how you can include position and time. those writers have made the South lush with a poetic avant-garde all its personal, not just redefining southern identification and voice but additionally supplying new versions of what's attainable universally throughout the medium of poetry.

Hank Lazer's introductory essay approximately "Kudzu textuality" contextualizes the paintings by means of those modern innovators. just like the uncontrollable runaway vine that entwines the southern panorama, their poems are hyperfertile, stretching their roots and shoots relentlessly, right now harmful and regenerative. In creating a radical departure from nostalgic southern literary voices, those poems of polyvocal abundance are nearer in spirit to "speaking in tongues" or apocalyptic southern people art—primitive, excellent, and mystic.

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