Wildwood Flower (Paperback)


By Kathryn Stripling Byer

LSU Press, 9780807117712, 68pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 1992



In Wildwood Flower, Kathryn Stripling Byer speaks through the fictional voice of a mountain woman named Alma, who lived in the Blue Ridge wilderness around the turn of the century. In narrative and lyric, Byer's poems sing a journey through solitude, capturing the spirit and the sound of mountain ballads and of the women who sang them, stitching bits and pieces of their hardscrabble lives into lasting patterns.