Vinegar and Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance (Paperback)

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Vinegar and Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance (Paperback)

By John T. Edge (Foreword by), Sandra Beasley (Editor), Kevin Young (Contribution by)


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Yes, there is barbecue, but that's just one course of the meal. With Vinegar and Char the Southern Foodways Alliance celebrates twenty years of symposia by offering a collection of poems that are by turns as sophisticated and complex, as vivid and funny, and as buoyant and poignant as any SFA gathering.

The roster of contributors includes Natasha Trethewey, Robert Morgan, Atsuro Riley, Adrienne Su, Richard Blanco, Ed Madden, Nikky Finney, Frank X Walker, Sheryl St. Germain, Molly McCully Brown, and forty-five more. These poets represent past, current, and future conversations about what it means to be southern. Throughout the anthology, region is layered with race, class, sexuality, and other shaping identities.

With an introduction by Sandra Beasley, a thought-provoking foreword by W. Ralph Eubanks, and luminous original artwork by Julie Sola, this collection is an ideal gift. Meant to be savored slowly or devoured at once, these pages are a perfect way to spend the hour before supper, with a glass of iced tea--or the hour after, with a pour of bourbon--and a fitting celebration of the SFA's focus and community.
SANDRA BEASLEY is the author of Count the Waves and Theories of Falling. She is also the author of Don't Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life, a memoir and cultural history of food allergy. She lives in Washington, D.C., and teaches as part of the University of Tampa's low-residency MFA program.
Product Details ISBN: 9780820354293
ISBN-10: 0820354295
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication Date: October 1st, 2018
Pages: 128
Language: English