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Driving with the Dead

Poems (Kentucky Voices)

Jane Hicks, George Ella Lyon (Foreword by)

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Description

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.