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Big Muddy River of Stars (Paperback)

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In Big Muddy River of Stars, her second full-length collection of poems, Alison Pelegrin continues her celebration of the quirks and characters of south Louisiana, tempered now by the devastations of hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. These sassy poems come on like a carnival parade, with boisterous shout-outs to sleepy rivers and Big Shot soda, crawfish and trailer trash and those ""git-r-dones"" who rebuild homes ravaged by hurricane and high water. Presiding over the book is the spirit of Chinese poet Li Po, Pelegrin?s prodigal mentor and drinking buddy. Sharing his ""exultation"" and ""taste of recklessness,"" she wants to write ""the Li Po way? / wine and the wide world."" And she does. With lines that laugh and rage and slur in the piquant tongue of her native Louisiana, Pelegrin knows how to play the blues in a bold and irreverent key.

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Publisher Univ of Akron Pr
Mfg Part# 9781931968492
SKU 206607061
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1931968497
Release Date 8/5/2009
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