Affrilachia Poems by Frank X Walker

ISBN-10: 0967542405

ISBN-13: 9780967542409

Edition: 2000

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Affrilachia is the groundbreaking book of poems by African-American Kentucky poet Frank X Walker. Walker created the word "Affrilachia," which is now in the Oxford American Dictionary, to help make visible the experience of African-Americans living in rural areas like Appalachia. The book is a high-quality, smyth-sewn paperbook, printed on 70-lb vellum, with a tritone photograph of Walkers family on the cover. Kentucky author Gurney Norman writes: "The poems in Affrilachia are funny and sad, tragic and hopeful, angry and determined, and as filled with generosity and love as poetry by any American writer in a generation. This book is powerful and beautiful. It is honest and true." Poet Nikky Finney writes: "Finally, a gathering of words that fiercely speaks to what it truly means to grow up African-American in Appalachia. These are not stories of those of us transplanted conveniently into the territory for whatever reason. These poem-stories are from a native Affrilachian heart, more specifically, from the man who first created the word in order to define and not be rendered invisible. This personal poetic narrative is a historic valuable offering, one man's unapologetic truth, granting us an eagle eye view into what it means to be young, Black, artistic, and male in America as one century comes to an end and another begins. His poetry looks you in the eye, in plain-spoken unembellished, heartfelt language. Anyone who knows about the human heart and human nature can read it."
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List price: $14.50
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Old Cove Press
Publication date: 3/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Clifton Ip. 3
Wishbonep. 7
Statues of Libertyp. 10
Matriarchp. 13
Cease Firep. 15
Rock Starp. 17
Crooked Afrop. 19
Hummingbirdp. 22
Death by Basketballp. 24
Neapolitanp. 27
Cp Timep. 29
Lil' Kingsp. 32
Sweet Bp. 35
Violins or Violen...Cep. 37
Taking the Staresp. 43
Million Man Marchp. 46
The Harvestp. 48
Dogonp. 51
Healerp. 53
Fireproofp. 56
Amazin' Gracep. 59
A Wakep. 62
Red-Handedp. 65
Poetry Momentsp. 68
Diamond Seedp. 70
In Hell Exhalep. 72
Mermaidp. 74
Stop Looking and Listenp. 76
My Boy D'p. 79
Nikkip. 81
Ed Worksp. 82
Jibarosp. 84
Sara Yevop. 87
Indianap. 90
Affrilachiap. 92
Breakfast in Hazardp. 94
Kentuckep. 95
Clifton Hp. 98
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