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By Bobby C. Rogers

Bobby C. Rogers's moment assortment, Social background, listens tough to the voices of yank characters and celebrates the gestures of standard existence. The lengthy traces of his narrative poems hint the undulations of southern speech, and his cautious eye for aspect displays the impression of generations of storytellers, from authors like Robert Penn Warren and Eudora Welty to Rogers's personal far-off kin, dwelling in "decrepit homes the place the flooring sagged and front rooms reeked/of snuff, sour because the scent off a pile of clods beside an open grave, the smell of time that hadn't succeeded in passing."

In his beguiling evocations of the earlier, Rogers seems to be again with affection to the rhythms and rituals of transforming into up in small-town Tennessee. whereas his poems communicate of a residing connection to neighborhood and to the earth, in addition they recognize the starting to be have to query what we have now been taught and to damage unfastened and make our personal manner during this global. swish and plainspoken, the poems of Social background undergo witness to methods of residing that, although prior, are by no means actually lost.

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