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One other South is an anthology of poetry from modern southern writers who're operating in varieties which are radical, leading edge, and visionary. hugely experimental and hard in nature, the poetry during this quantity, with its syntactical disjunctions, formal revolutions, and typographic playfulness, represents the path of a brand new breed of southern writing that's immediately common in its charm and local in its flavor.

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16 Jake Berry I came here to speak of the gathering dead of the smell of singed hair of the songs the dead sing in their bodies when breath is no longer possible and the ghost cannot fly I came here to speak of the dew colored leopard that circles them as they pass between posts that rise on either side of a river that floods when the slaughter begins I came here to disavow the electronic haze of eternity that saturates our eyelids when we corrupt our animal silence and wear blindness like a skin offering cold neurons to the close night breathing I came here to sing from out of the river’s mouth, to brood in those impenetrable waters, so deep into the green turbulence that I drink anoccult maelstrom of faces, warped and lost from their skulls half eaten by faceless creatures but still alive in some recess the mind invents to deny the pure truth of its terror.

For permission to reuse this work, contact the University of Alabama Press. Another South 15 You are reading copyrighted material published by the University of Alabama Press. S. Copyright law is illegal and injures the author and publisher. For permission to reuse this work, contact the University of Alabama Press. 16 Jake Berry I came here to speak of the gathering dead of the smell of singed hair of the songs the dead sing in their bodies when breath is no longer possible and the ghost cannot fly I came here to speak of the dew colored leopard that circles them as they pass between posts that rise on either side of a river that floods when the slaughter begins I came here to disavow the electronic haze of eternity that saturates our eyelids when we corrupt our animal silence and wear blindness like a skin offering cold neurons to the close night breathing I came here to sing from out of the river’s mouth, to brood in those impenetrable waters, so deep into the green turbulence that I drink anoccult maelstrom of faces, warped and lost from their skulls half eaten by faceless creatures but still alive in some recess the mind invents to deny the pure truth of its terror.

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