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Elegy for the Southern Drawl

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ISBN-10: 0618082492

ISBN-13: 9780618082490

Edition: 2001

Authors: Rodney Jones

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Exulting in the speech of his native Alabama, Rodney Jones's new poems combine satire and ode, formal lament and ribald joke. James Dickey praised this poet's early work as "one of our most poignant and inescapable renditions of the agony at the historical razor's edge." Now, in his sixth book, Jones extends his emotional and stylistic range. He writes of football and feminism, of DDT and family, of crows and sex, of ink and raccoons and perpetual-motion machines. In many of these poems the southern drawl lives forever, riding on the tide of regional language, poking fun yet delighting in it.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 2/14/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Winner of the 1989 National Book Critics Circle Award, Rodney Jones is a professor of English at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

For Alexis
Down Time
The Fruit House
The Pine Forests
The Package
Variation on a Sundial
Refusing to Baptize a Son
Not See Again
Central London Time
Holy Ground
Crow Time
The Limousine Bringing Isaac Bashevis Singer to Carbondale
The Secret of William Matthews
Plea for Forgiveness
In Memory of Al Cohn, the Humanities Librarian
The Poetry Reading
The Obsolescence of Thou
Elegy for the Southern Drawl
Time on the Zipper
A Puddle for the Theory Group
The Mind of the Lead Guitarist
Raccoon Time
Piece of the Way
A Coronary in Liposuction
One Music
The Perpetual Motion Machine
Nihilist Time
Elegy for a Bad Example
The Assault on the Fields
Natural Selection
Sacrament for My Penis
In Defense of Ugliness
The Sorrow Pageant
Blessed Assurance
Doing Laundry