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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 April 1st 2005 by Louisiana State University Press
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Sep 01, 2016 Donna rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Nice narrative poetry. Davenport offers a view into a part of my own world I never knew. Excellent descriptions and interesting word choices. "Madness runs like the Chattahoochee River. Like kudsu in the mind."
Jan 26, 2010 Thom Dunn rated it really liked it · 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.