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Description - Blood Ties and Brown Liquor by Sean Hill

Sean Hill's debut collection, imaginative in the characters it invents and in the formal literary traditions it juxtaposes, is nevertheless firmly rooted in Hill's hometown of Milledgeville, Georgia, which he transforms into a poetic landscape that can accommodate the scope of his vision of collective and personal history. The poems create a call and response across six generations of family of the fictional Silas Wright, a black man born in 1907. As Hill takes on the voices and experiences of diverse characters in or connected to the Wright family, these individual glimpses add up to an intimate portrait of Milledgeville's black community across two centuries as it responds to stirring events both public and private.From a slave woman's scratchy hay-stuffed mattress to a black insurance agent's sinister patter, from sweet honey to the searing heat of brickyard kilns, the poems make vivid the sensuous details of quotidian lives punctuated by love and violence. From pantoum to haiku, from high-toned lyricism to low-down blues, Hill uses language in all its many incarnations to speak deeply about both southern identity and African American community.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780820330938
ISBN-10: 0820330930
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: University of Georgia Press
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Sean Hill

Sean Hill's awards include fellowships from Cave Canem, the MacDowell Colony, the University of Wisconsin, and a Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University. His poems have appeared in "Callaloo," "Ploughshares," "DIAGRAM," "Tin House," and numerous journals, and in several anthologies including "Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry." He lives in Bemidji, Minnesota. More information can be found at

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