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Madness Like Morning Glories: Poems
In her enchanting poem sequence, Doris Davenport introduces readers to Soque Street and its "Affrilacian" 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 ch ...more
Paperback, 58 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by Louisiana State University Press
(first published April 1st 2005)
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Jan 26, 2010 Thom Dunn rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
I met Doris Davenport at SFRA in Atlanta last year (2009) , heard her read her poetry and speak of the real world she worked to re-create in it. I bought this book with her autograph and she threw in a copy of memoir . In her presence I felt like a big block of white lard, and I realized with joy still growing that the Boston Brahmin world I grew up in was gone forever and never coming back, all glory be to God most high.