Madness Like Morning Glories: Poems by Davenport, Doris

Madness Like Morning Glories: Poems

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In her enchanting poem sequence, doris davenport introduces readers to Soque Street and its "Affrilachian" residents. These African Americans inhabiting an Appalachian community in northeast Georgia live in a world where magic threads daily life and the living and dead commingle. Ghosts, self-propelled caskets, and sensate trees are as natural as morning glories to these characters, who are at once eccentric and universal, peculiar and welcoming.

Spoken in intersecting and overlapping monologues, the poems create a refreshing portrait of small-town life, with its mix of quotidian concerns and the larger experiences of love, passion, grief, jealousy, and madness. The story of Soque Street moves from voice to voice and through poetic forms with ease and confidence. Sometimes frightening, often funny, and always compelling and potent, madness like morning glories is a major achievement by a poet of tremendous originality who possesses an intuition for the subtle secrets of language.

Author: Doris Davenport
Publisher: LSU Press
Published: 05/01/2005
Pages: 64
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.4lbs
Size: 8.38h x 5.94w x 0.21d
ISBN: 9780807129920

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 03/15/2005 pg. 1259
Multicultural Review 12/01/2005 pg. 69

About the Author
doris davenport is a performance poet, writer, and educator. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Listen Here: Women Writing in Appalachia; Out of the Rough: Women's Poems of Survival and Celebration; Bloodroot: Reflections on Place by Appalachian Women Writers; and This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color. Born and raised in Gainesville and Cornelia, Georgia, in the foothills of Appalachia, she currently lives in Cleveland, Georgia.

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