❮Epub❯ ❧ Bledsoe Author William Wright – E17streets4all.co.uk Bledsoe is an extended narrative poem that centers on a mute Appalachian man named Durant Bledsoe Specifically the poem takes place in the mountains of Yancey County North Carolina in an early part of Bledsoe is an extended narrative poem that centers on a mute Appalachian man named Durant Bledsoe Specifically the poem takes place in the mountains of Yancey County North Carolina in an early part of the th century Durant Bledsoe s mother is dying with a brain tumor and he must take care of her all the while coming to terms with the fact that she in her suffering has asked him to take her life The book focuses much on landscape and on Bledsoe s complex psychology and perceptions of the world specifically as they apply to culture family religion and identity Rarely has a contemporary poetic voice achieved the incantatory with such skill echoes of Cormac McCarthy s word hoard pulsing throughout Kathryn Stripling Byer Sometimes a prayer sometimes a scream sometimes a folksong the poem is a narrative of care giving devotion violence and love You will not soon forget it Robert Morgan.
William Wright is author of seven collections of poetry four full length books including Tree Heresies Mercer University Press forthcomingNight Field Anecdote Louisiana Literature Press Bledsoe Texas Review Press and Dark Orchard Texas Review Press winner of the Breakthrough Poetry Prize Wright s chapbooks are Sleep Paralysis Stepping Stones Press Winner of the South Carolina Poetry Initiative Prize selected by Kwame DawesXylem Heartwood Finishing Line Press and The Ghost Narratives Finishing Line Press Recent work can be found in The Kenyon Review Crab Orchard Review Indiana Review Colorado Review Southern Poetry Review Oxford American Shenandoah and many others Wright is Series Editor and Volume Co editor of The Southern Poetry Anthology a multivolume series celebrating contemporary writing of the American South published by Texas Review Press Additionally Wright serves as a contributing editor for Shenandoah translates German poetry and is editing three volumes including Grit Po Rough South Poetry with Daniel Cross Turner Wright won the Porter Fleming Prize in Literature.
- 80 pages
- William Wright
- 13 November 2015 William Wright