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contents Acknowledgments xi Introduction by Jeff Biggers xiii selected prose Clods of Southern Earth: Introduction (1946) 3 The First Jew I Ever Met and the Devil’s Den (1985) 9 Hard Times Cotton Mill Girls (1979) 14 Harry Harrison Kroll: An Essay (1986) 18 Knott County, Kentucky: A Study (1932) 22 Sweatshops in the Schools (1933) 29 Georgia Wanted Me Dead or Alive (1934) 30 Let Freedom Ring (1936) 34 Thoughts of a Kentucky Miner (1936) 36 Tobe-Boy (1940) 38 Dreams (1944) 42 Georgia Crisis (1947) 44 Speaking of the Poet (1951) 50 West Answers VFW’s Letter (1955) 51 We Southerners Have a Rendezvous with Destiny (1956) 55 The Death of Old Major (1966) 61 Jesus, the Quiet Revolutionary (1967) 63 Romantic Appalachia; or, Poverty Pays If You Ain’t Poor (1969) 66 People’s Cultural Heritage in Appalachia (1971) 72 00.Ftmtter.i-xlviii/West 12/2/03, 11:47 AM 5 Robert Tharin: Biography of a Mountain Abolitionist (ca. 1970) 79 In a Land of Plenty: No Copyright (1982–85) 95 selected poems From Crab-Grass (1931) Dedication 99 Crab-Grass 99 Bill Dalton’s Wife 100 Ole Kim Mulkey 101 When I Am Old 101 Denmark 102 Mountain Reverie 102 Mountaineer’s Desire 103 To— 104 Prayer 105 In Potters Field 105 From Deep, Deep Down in Living (n.d.) Deep, Deep Down in Living 107 Mountain Widow 107 Mountain Boy 108 Harlan Portraits 109 Brown Brother 111 Epitaphs 111 From Between the Plow Handles (1932) A’Callin’ Home th’ Hogs 112 Dark Winds 113 Scratching in Memory 114 00.Ftmtter.i-xlviii/West 12/2/03, 11:47 AM 6 I’ve Seen God 115 Highlander Youth 115 Between the Plow Handles 116 From Toil and Hunger (1940) Funeral Notes 118 Anger 119 What Shall a Poet Sing 120 Symbols 120 Visit 121 Toil and Hunger 121 Southern Nights 122 Dark Night 123 Hungry Old River 124 Song of the Saw 125 Stillborn 127 Seeker 128 They Take Their Stand 129 Clodhopper 130 Night on a Mill Hill 131 Homecoming 132 My South 133 Georgia Mother 135 From Clods of Southern Earth (1946) Look Here, America 137 Miner’s Widow 138 Should I Have Said 139 And I Have Loved 141 Harlan Coal Digger, 1934 142 00.Ftmtter.i-xlviii/West 12/2/03, 11:47 AM 7 These I Remember 143 Voice of the Cracker 144 No Lonesome Road 145 From The Road Is Rocky (1951) There’s Anger in the Land 147 Sad, Sad America 148 Question Mark 149 Oh, Pity Those 150 Advice to Would-Be Poets 151 Where Tears of Sorrow 151 Four Gifts for Man 152 The Dangerous Ones 153 These Things 155 Remember Me 155 These Songs of Mine 155 From O Mountaineers! (1974) Obituary for Despair 157 The Kennedy Baby 158 Automated Miner 158 Confession 159 Stereotypes 160 The Blessed 161 For These Sad Ashes 161 If I Could Make You 168 Hospital Waiting: May 8, 1963 169 Old Homeplace 173 There’ll Be a Tomorrow 174 Mountain Heritage 176 Appalachian Blues 176 00.Ftmtter.i-xlviii/West 12/2/03, 11:47 AM 8 From In a Land of Plenty (1982–1985) When I Read the Report 180 Girl of Matoaka 182 Poor Little Rich Kids 183 Funeral Notes 2 184 Lolita Lebrun 185 Visit to Lolita Lebrun’s Home 186 Great Day A-Coming 186 They Who Exploit 187 All of Them 188 My Poem 189 Something of America 190 Afterword by George Brosi 195 Notes to the Prose and Poems 205 A Don West Bibliography 217 Index 219 00.Ftmtter.i-xlviii/West 12/2/03, 11:47 AM 9 00.Ftmtter.i-xlviii/West 12/2/03, 11:47 AM 10 ...

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ISBN
9780252092831
Related ISBN
9780252071577
MARC Record
OCLC
846496620
Pages
280
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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