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Appalachian Elegy: Poetry and Place (Kentucky Voices)

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In "Appalachian Elegy: Poetry and Place (Kentucky Voices)," celebrated author, activist, and intellectual bell hooks channels her poignant experiences of growing up in the secluded terrain of Kentucky into a powerful collection of poems. Published on September 28, 2012, this volume beautifully encapsulates the essence of Appalachia through hooks's evocative imagery and sharp insights. The poems traverse the challenging themes of racial and environmental justice, reflecting on the marginalization of Appalachian people and the ecological devastation inflicted upon this rich yet exploited land. hooks’s narrative, grounded in her feminist and activist roots, mourns the erosion of regional identity while simultaneously honoring the enduring spirit and resilience of its communities. An essential read for those in adult education, "Appalachian Elegy" encourages critical reflections on how geography and identity intersect with social and environmental issues, offering a profound exploration of place and the power of voice in the struggle for justice.
Published by University Press of Kentucky on September 28, 2012
96 pages
ISBN: 9780813136691
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