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By Bill Lavender

Another South is an anthology of poetry from modern southern writers who're operating in kinds which are radical, leading edge, and visionary. hugely experimental and tough 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 without delay common in its allure and neighborhood in its flavor.

Focusing on poets at present dwelling within the South, the anthology comprises either rising and demonstrated voices within the nationwide and foreign literary international. From the invocations of Andy Young's "Vodou Headwashing rite" to the blues-informed poems of Lorenzo Thomas and Honorée Jeffers, from different voicings of )ohn Lowther and Kalamu ya Salaam to the visible, multi-genre artwork of Jake Berry, David Thomas Roberts, and Bob Grumman, the poetry in Another South is wealthy in sort and enthusiastic in its explorations of recent how one can include position and time. those writers have made the South lush with a poetic avant-garde all its personal, not just redefining southern id and voice but additionally supplying new types of what's attainable universally throughout the medium of poetry.

Hank Lazer's introductory essay approximately "Kudzu textuality" contextualizes the paintings by way of those modern innovators. just like the uncontrollable runaway vine that entwines the southern panorama, their poems are hyperfertile, stretching their roots and shoots relentlessly, right away harmful and regenerative. In creating a radical departure from nostalgic southern literary voices, those poems of polyvocal abundance are nearer in spirit to "speaking in tongues" or apocalyptic southern people art—primitive, miraculous, and mystic.

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