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Selected Poems
James Applewhite
0822336391
September 2005
Paperback
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Daniel Anderson, Duke Magazine
"When reading [Selected Poems], it isn't difficult to feel as if we are in the hands of a . . . trusted guide."

Leah Hughes, Southern Arts Journal
"The South still contains the scenes James Applewhite has observed and brings here into rich focus and perspective."

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Daytime and Starlight
James Applewhite
0807121495
May 1997
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
In this powerful collection, James Applewhite searches the world, from the back roads of his own American Southeast to the antiquities of Europe, for an expanded awareness of history. Time itself, these poems seem to say, is wholeness, the communion of generations, and it is in history, whether of the world, community, or our own families, that we find the locus of our common yearnings. Lucid, conversational, and utterly compelling, Daytime and Starlight presents through an array of perspectives the ephemera of memory - comic strips, love letters, newsreels, popular music, Greek and Roman statuary - and juxtaposes them with a flawless instinct for the telling detail against contemporary notions of evolution and cosmology. A half-remembered chiaroscuro of Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr on the beach, the...


Daytime and Starlight: Poems
James Applewhite
0807121509
May 1997
Paperback
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Card catalog description
In this powerful collection, James Applewhite searches the world, from the back roads of his own American Southeast to the antiquities of Europe, for an expanded awareness of history. Time itself, these poems seem to say, is wholeness, the communion of generations, and it is in history, whether of the world, community, or our own families, that we find the locus of our common yearnings. Lucid, conversational, and utterly compelling, Daytime and Starlight presents through an array of perspectives the ephemera of memory - comic strips, love letters, newsreels, popular music, Greek and Roman statuary - and juxtaposes them with a flawless instinct for the telling detail against contemporary notions of evolution and cosmology. A half-remembered chiaroscuro of Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr on the beach, the...


Diary of Altered Light: Poems
James Applewhite
080713127X
May 2006
Paperback
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A Diary of Altered Light: Poems
James Applewhite
0807131261
May 2006
Hardcover
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Quartet for Three Voices: Poems
James Applewhite
0807127736
April 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
James Applewhite integrates personal experience with his wide historical, literary, and scientific knowledge to trace the transformation from an older South to a new; from the segregated, small town world of his grandparents' chickenyard and garden to the contemporary reality of Stealth technology and the Oklahoma City bombing. Applewhite's insights alternate between subtle and stark as he meditates on three interrelated themes: the World War II-era absent father; the legacy of racism; and the shift from an agrarian society to a technological one. Representing a lineage that includes slaveholders, tobacco farmers, and a great-grandfather wounded at Chancellorsville, he deconstructs racist mythologies and identifies the leading and misleading of the nation into military triumph, space flight, and tragedy by such...


Quartet for Three Voices: Poems
James Applewhite
0807127744
April 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
James Applewhite integrates personal experience with his wide historical, literary, and scientific knowledge to trace the transformation from an older South to a new; from the segregated, small town world of his grandparents' chickenyard and garden to the contemporary reality of Stealth technology and the Oklahoma City bombing. Applewhite's insights alternate between subtle and stark as he meditates on three interrelated themes: the World War II-era absent father; the legacy of racism; and the shift from an agrarian society to a technological one. Representing a lineage that includes slaveholders, tobacco farmers, and a great-grandfather wounded at Chancellorsville, he deconstructs racist mythologies and identifies the leading and misleading of the nation into military triumph, space flight, and tragedy by such...


Selected Poems
James Applewhite
0822336014
September 2005
Hardcover
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Daniel Anderson, Duke Magazine
"When reading [Selected Poems], it isn't difficult to feel as if we are in the hands of a . . . trusted guide." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Leah Hughes, Southern Arts Journal
"The South still contains the scenes James Applewhite has observed and brings here into rich focus and perspective." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Language They Speak Is Things to Eat: Fifteen Contemporary North Carolina Poets
Michael McFee (Editor)
0807844837
November 1994
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
As McFee observes in the introduction, most anthologies tend to favor variety rather than depth-"bouquets rather than whole fields of flowers." By selecting the work of only 15 contemporary North Carolina poets, however, he offers an ample sampling of each poet's work, to give a "satisfying sense of a poet's full flavor." Not surprisingly, part of that "flavor" is North Carolina itself-its history, people, food and language. Here are the richly textured blues-poems of Maya Angelou and the lyrical, wonderfully colloquial work of Fred Chappell. Here too is the wryly passionate poetry of Kathryn Stripling Byer, whose voice draws its powerful sense of place from the Blue Ridge Mountains. Perhaps the most tenuous inclusion is A.R. Ammons-a poet who, though originally from North Carolina, has spent the last 30 years in...

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