Issue 102 |

Even the Hollow My Body Made Is Gone by Janice N. Harrington


Elizabeth Spires recommends
Even the Hollow My Body Made Is Gone, poems by Janice N. Harrington: "Like a hammer to gold, Harrington's richly lyric voice shapes her poetic material into unforgettable 'sung stories.' One of the marvels of this book is its convincing and tender reanimation of lives lived in a black community in the rural South that have long since vanished. Harrington knows, finally, that in the face of death, 'only the song remains. Only ruminant memory / taking our lives in its tough mouth.' " (BOA)