Turn Me Loose The Unghosting of Medgar Evers

ISBN-10: 0820345415

ISBN-13: 9780820345413

Edition: 2013

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Around the void left by the murder of Medgar Evers in 1963, the poems in this collection speak, unleashing the strong emotions both before and after the moment of assassination. Poems take on the voices of Evers's widow, Myrlie; his brother, Charles; his assassin, Byron De La Beckwith; and each of De La Beckwith's two wives. Except for the book's title,"Turn me loose," which were his final words, Evers remains in this collection silent. Yet the poems accumulate facets of the love and hate with which others saw this man, unghosting him in a way that only imagination makes possible.
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 5/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Foreword How Do We Comply?: Answering the Call of Medgar Evers
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Dixie Suite
What Kills Me
Ambiguity over the Confederate Flag
Rotten Fruit
Humor Me
The N-Word
Southern Sports
Byron De La Beckwith Dreaming I
I'd Wish I Was in Dixie Too
Southern Dream
Fire Proof
Listening to Music
Life Apes Art Apes Life: Byron De La Beckwith Reflects on Birth of a Nation
White of Way
Music, Niggers & Jews
Swamp Thing
Stand by Your Man
Husbandry
Unwritten Rules for Young Black Boys Wanting to Live in Mississippi Long Enough to Become Men
Look Away, Look Away…
Byron De La Beckwith Dreaming II
After Dinner in Money, Mississippi
World War Too
Believing in Hymn
Southern Bells
Fighting Extinction
Harriet Tubman as Villain: A Ghost Story
Legal Lynching
After the FBI Searched the Bayou
Haiku for Emmett Till
No More Fear
When Death Moved In
Part IV
Byron De La Beckwith Dreaming III
After Birth
Sorority Meeting
One-Third of 180 Grams of Lead
Arlington
Cross-Examination
Bighearted
Anatomy of Hate
What They Call Irony
On Moving to California
Bitter Fruit
One Mississippi, Two Mississippis
A Final Accounting
Now One Wants to Be President
Epiphany
Last Meal Haiku
White Knights
Evers Family Secret Recipe
The Assurance Man
Gift of Time
Heavy Wait
Time Line
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