Front Cover

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Praise for Appalachian Elegy: Poetry and Place

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pp. i-ii

Title Page

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p. v

Copyright Page

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p. vi

Contents

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p. vii

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Introduction: On Reflection and Lamentation

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pp. 1-8

Sublime silence surrounds me. I have walked to the top of the hill, plopped myself down to watch the world around me. I have no fear here, in this world of trees, weeds, and growing things. This is the world I was born into: a world of wild things. In it the wilderness in me speaks. I am wild. I hear my elders caution mama...

Appalachian Elegy

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pp. 9-76

Index of First Lines

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pp. 77-80