The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume IX: Virginia

Edited by William Wright, J. Bruce Fuller, Amy Wright and Jesse Graves

Contributions by April J. Asbury, Emma Aylor, Zeina Azzam, Jeff Bagato, George Bandy, Christina Beasley, John Berry, Terry Hall Bodine, Tara Bray, Robert Brickhouse, Candace Butler, Ben E. Campbell, John Casteen, Michael Chitwood, Kathy Davis, R.H.W. Dillard, Michael Dowdy, Hilda Downer, Angie Dribben, J. Indogo Eriksen, Latorial Faison, Forrest Gander, Matthew Gilbert, Charles Gillespie, Leah Naomi Green, Lucy Fowlkes Griffith, Raymond P. Hammond, Cathryn Hankla, Chelsea Harlan, David Havird, Mary Crockett Hill, Scott Honeycutt, Emily Hooker, John Hoppenthaler, Jessica K. Hylton, Luisa A. Igloria, Edison Jennings, Don Johnson, Jeffrey N. Johnson, Joshua Jones, M.A. Keller, Jennifer Key, Chelsea Krieg, Jessi Lewis, Christopher Linforth, Robert Wood Lynn, Catherine MacDonald, Margaret Mackinnon, Josh Mahler, Jeff Mann, John Q. Mars, Irène P. Mathieu, Gretchen McCroskey, Marianne Mersereau, Jesse Milner, Jim Minick, Felicia Mitchell, Thorpe Moeckel, Elisabeth Murawski, Yvonne Nguyen, Mel Nichols, Evan Nicholls, William Notter, James Owens, Lisa J. Parker, Lynda Fleet Perry, Kiki Petrosino, Alex Pickens, Matt Prater, Rita Sims Quillen, Valencia Robin, Allison Seay, Olivia Serio, Leona Sevick, Leslie Shiel, Maia Siegel, Rod Smith, Ron Smith, R.T. Smith, Lisa Russ Spaar, Sappho Stanley, Randolph Thomas, Michael Trocchia, G.C. Waldrep, Jorrell Watkins, L.A. Weeks, Brian Phillip Whalen, Stephen Scott Whitaker, Beth Oast Williams, Abby Wolpert, Diana Woodcock, Annie Woodford, Amy Woolard, Amy Wright and Charles Wright

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350 pp.
Pub Date: 11/15/2022
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Home to extraordinary writers such as William Styron, Tom Wolfe, and Ellen Glasgow, the state of Virginia’s literary past is among the most prolific in the nation. Indeed, this state, with its beautiful and varied ecosystems—Appalachia, Chesapeake Bay, the Shenandoah Valley, and Virginia’s beautiful beaches, just to name a few—seem to serve as the landscapes from which equally varied and nutritive writers spring, from the lyrical, often ecstatic meditations of Charles Wright to the poignant, dynamic narratives and lyrics of Ellen Bryant Voigt, from the moving narratives of Rita Dove to the formal mastery and wit of R. T. Smith.

Series Editor William Wright, along with Volume Editors J. Bruce Fuller, Jesse Graves, and Amy Wright, have collaborated to bring readers a wide-ranging survey in The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume IX: Virginia. This volume seeks to emphasize the uniqueness of the poetic voices of Virginia. In doing so, the editors have acknowledged and included many celebrated writers from the recent past as well as relatively new, diverse voices that reiterate the literary fecundity of one of the most beautiful, revered, and complicated states in the American South.

The Southern Poetry Anthology

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