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By Jane Hicks,George Ella Lyon

ISBN-10: 0813145554

ISBN-13: 9780813145556

Appalachia is not any stranger to loss. The sector suffers usual ecological devastation wrought via strip mining, fracking, and deforestation in addition to own tragedy attributable to enduring poverty and drug habit. In Driving with the Dead, Appalachian poet, instructor, and artist Jane Hicks weaves an earnest and impassioned elegy for an imperiled but doggedly confident humans and position. Exploring the jobs that struggle, setting, tradition, and violence play in Appalachian society, the hard-hitting assortment is visceral and unflinchingly sincere, mourning a land and other people devastated by means of monetary complication, farm foreclosure, and mountaintop removal.

With empathy and a voice of expertise, Hicks bargains readers a poignant choice of poems that addresses subject matters of grief and dying whereas additionally illustrating the sweetness, grace, and resilience of the Appalachian humans. Invoking own thoughts, she explores how the lack of actual panorama has additionally devastated the region's mental landscape.

Graphic, daring, and heartfelt, Driving with the Dead is a good and compelling name to hands. Hicks laments the irreplaceable treasures that we've got misplaced but in addition bargains knowledge for therapeutic and reconciliation.

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