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The Resource Carolina ghost woods : poems, Judy Jordan

Carolina ghost woods : poems, Judy Jordan

Label
Carolina ghost woods : poems
Title
Carolina ghost woods
Title remainder
poems
Statement of responsibility
Judy Jordan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The daughter of sharecroppers and raised on a small farm near the Carolinas' border, Judy Jordan in her first poetry collection transforms the harshness of her youth with the beauty, inventiveness, and musicality of language. Physical and emotional privation, familial violence, racial enmity, and recurrent death haunt Carolina Ghost Woods, which is set amid the lush landscape of the South and enfolds the wildness -- inclement and consoling by turns -- of nature and agriculture. Jordan, though, reveals compassion as well as passion for her subject matter and the people in her poems, creating lines of hope and chords of ecstatic energy out of despair. She offers a poetry of witness that does not sacrifice the aesthetics of language and rhythm: "Here I bring my sorrows / like the delft blue mussel shells, / fingertip tiny, most beautiful when strewn wide with loss."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jordan, Judy
Dewey number
811/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3560.O729
LC item number
C37 2000
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poetry
  • American poetry
  • American poetry
  • Poetry
Label
Carolina ghost woods : poems, Judy Jordan
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sharecropper's Grave -- Scattered Prayers -- In the Shadows -- Saying My Prayers -- Help Me to Salt, Help Me to Sorrow -- Prayers to My Mother -- Long Drop to Black Water -- Carolina Ghost Woods -- Killing at the Neighbors' -- Through These Halls -- Hitchhiking into West Virginia -- A Taste for Falling -- October -- A Short Drop to Nothing -- Two Hours before Sunrise -- Sandbar at Moore's Creek -- Walking the Geese Home -- Winter -- At Winter's Edge -- Fragments in February -- The Delivery -- In the 25th Year of My Mother's Death -- Silences -- Dream of the End
Control code
ocm42935670
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
59 pages
Isbn
9780807125557
Lccn
99057981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780807125564
  • (OCoLC)42935670
Label
Carolina ghost woods : poems, Judy Jordan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sharecropper's Grave -- Scattered Prayers -- In the Shadows -- Saying My Prayers -- Help Me to Salt, Help Me to Sorrow -- Prayers to My Mother -- Long Drop to Black Water -- Carolina Ghost Woods -- Killing at the Neighbors' -- Through These Halls -- Hitchhiking into West Virginia -- A Taste for Falling -- October -- A Short Drop to Nothing -- Two Hours before Sunrise -- Sandbar at Moore's Creek -- Walking the Geese Home -- Winter -- At Winter's Edge -- Fragments in February -- The Delivery -- In the 25th Year of My Mother's Death -- Silences -- Dream of the End
Control code
ocm42935670
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
59 pages
Isbn
9780807125557
Lccn
99057981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780807125564
  • (OCoLC)42935670

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