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Another South is an anthology of poetry from modern southern writers who're operating in varieties which are radical, cutting edge, and visionary. hugely experimental and not easy 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 instantly common in its allure and local in its flavor.
Focusing on poets at present dwelling within the South, the anthology contains either rising and demonstrated voices within the nationwide and foreign literary global. From the invocations of Andy Young's "Vodou Headwashing rite" to the blues-informed poems of Lorenzo Thomas and Honorée Jeffers, from the several voicings of )ohn Lowther and Kalamu ya Salaam to the visible, multi-genre paintings of Jake Berry, David Thomas Roberts, and Bob Grumman, the poetry in Another South is wealthy in sort and enthusiastic in its explorations of latest how one can embrace position and time. those writers have made the South lush with a poetic avant-garde all its personal, not just redefining southern identification and voice but additionally providing new versions of what's attainable universally during the medium of poetry.
Hank Lazer's introductory essay approximately "Kudzu textuality" contextualizes the paintings by means 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, instantaneously damaging 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 folks art—primitive, mind-blowing, and mystic.

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I see (and hear) a kudzu textuality as having the potential and the fertility and the tenacity required for such a task. I hope that Another South complicates each reader’s sense of “the South,” poetry, regionalism, and innovation. The idea that innovation in poetry would occur in predictable or expected ways and places should be greeted with considerable skepticism. It may not be Buffalo or Berkeley or New York but rather New Orleans or Florence or Tuscaloosa or Kaneohe or Shippensburg that may be the next site of a truly innovative and exciting poetry.

Finally the pain overcame him and he fainted. When he woke it was past midnight. The house was silent and dark except for a lamp burning in a room he’d forgotten. He sat up and tried to make his eyes focus on the room, to force his memory to respond to an image that had no residence there. Nothing. As far as he could recall this room had not been there before he fainted. Now, obviously as his eyes saw it, in a house he’d lived in for most of a decade, and perhaps as a result of his fainting, a new room had appeared; a room that was the only source of light in the house.

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