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Brightwood (2004) [Collection]
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Written in the gothic tradition of James Dickey's Buckdancer's Choice, R. T. Smith's latest volume of poetry, Brightwood, contains thirty-eight poems set in the American South. This intellectual and emotionally powerful collection is an interplay of southern music, religion, and culture with nature.

Deeply aware of his southernness both on the surface (pickup trucks and firearms) and in depth (racial injustice and the peculiarities of masculinity), the narrator recounts episodes in which song, spirituality, and love for the natural world serve as antidotes to violence and torpor. Driven by memories of life in the rural, segregated South, the poems seek out beauty in an attempt to stave off loneliness, pain, and loss. Each asserts the value of detailed craft as a momentary stay against the winds of confusion.
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- Brightwood
- Flat-Footing, Summer Evening, Rockbridge County, VA
- Scavenging the Wall
- Timber Ridge Poor Farm
- Zion, Vernacular, Mockingbird Song
- In the Night Orchard
- Voices, Traces, the Whip-poor-will's Plea
- Beulah
- Starlight
- Elevation
- Singer
- Cross Garden
- Queen City, Skins
- Horton's Store
- The Cedars of Lebanon
- Apostle Spoon
- Christmas Cookies
- That Art Might Save a Few
- Rimfire, Windage, the Jimmy Nichols Breath
- Throwing the Coachman
- On the Maury
- Egg
- Downy
- Directly
- Willow Spout
- Jubilee
- Wakerobin
- Neglect
- Comet
- Tavern Puzzles
- Hazard
- Following Orion
- Chinese Dispatch to George Scarbrough on Tellico Mountain, Tennessee
- Green Thumb
- Refrain
- Cherries
- Rogue Russets
- Doc Watson on the Cicada Concert
- The Owl If

Original title: Brightwood
Original languages: English


Genre: PoetryVerse

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Brightwood (2004)
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Language: English

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Brightwood (2004)

ISBN: 080712897X

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