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LocationClark County
Call No811.6 Prid
TitleThe tillable land : poems / Melva Sue Priddy, foreword by Rebecca Gayle Howell.
AuthorPriddy, Melva Sue, 1956- author.
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 Clark County30293101987753811.6 Prid5/9/2022 AvailableClark County
 Clark County30293101987746811.6 Prid5/9/2022 AvailableClark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781945049224 (paperback)
International Standard Book Number 1945049227 (paperback)
International Standard Book Number 9781945049231 (epub)
Personal Name Priddy, Melva Sue, 1956- author.
Title Statement The tillable land : poems / Melva Sue Priddy, foreword by Rebecca Gayle Howell.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice Lexington, Kentucky : Shadelandhouse Modern Press, 2022.
Physical Description xxvii, 91 pages ; 23 cm.
General Note Kentucky authors.
Summary, Etc. "In The Tillable Land, Melva Sue Priddy's poetry tells the story of a girlhood made of both land and family in midcentury Kentucky. There is a growing up and a coming of age in these poems. Part memoir-in-verse, part praise song, The Tillable Land-through the story of one woman's hard-won Kentucky life and the physical and emotional work of growing up close to the land in a man's world-reminds us that it is possible to be both a farmer and a woman and that healing can be found in both the earth and the power of Mother Nature within us. "Priddy makes brilliant use of the repetitive, braiding form of the villanelle to convey the relentless cycles of farm work. But somehow, amid this punishing labor, 'another god spoke with [her] . . . and words songed through [her] veins'. She never let go of that singing, and now she offers it to us.""-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Kentucky authors.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Kentucky Poetry.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Kentucky Authors.
Index Term-Genre/Form Poetry.
Added Entry, Personal Name Howell, Rebecca Gayle. writer of foreword.

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