Driving with the Dead
Poems (Kentucky Voices)
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Appalachia is no stranger to loss. The region suffers regular ecological devastation wrought by strip mining, fracking, and deforestation as well as personal tragedy brought on by enduring poverty and drug addiction. In Driving with the Dead, Appalachian poet, teacher, and artist Jane Hicks weaves an earnest and impassioned elegy for an imperiled yet doggedly optimistic people and place. Exploring the roles that war, environment, culture, and violence play in Appalachian society, the hard-hittin.
University Press of Kentucky, 9780813145556, 82pp.
Publication Date: August 19, 2014
About the Author
Jane Hicks is a teacher, poet, and fiber artist. She is the author of Blood and Bone Remember and the winner of the 2006 Book of the Year Award in Poetry from the Appalachian Writers Association.