Often celebrated as the Literary State of the South, and quoted to have more writers per capita than some other state within the Union, Mississippi remains famous for its fiction writers: William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Barry Hannah, Willie Morris, and Walker Percy, among many others. Slightly unsung are people who dedicate themselves to the older craft of poetry. This book seeks to alleviate that absence and collect the most efficient poetry written in latest Mississippi, to share with curious readers the luminous verses this beautiful state engenders.
The second one edition of The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume II: Mississippi, seeks to continue the aspiration of the series: to take a snapshot of latest poetry within the American South and to observe how the “sense of place” manifests itself within the work of native poets or those just passing through. Featured on this edition, poets Natasha Trethewey, Gordon Weaver, Angela Ball, Paul Ruffin, Julia Johnson, T.R. Hummer, and lots of others reveal the Magnolia State as a place by which brilliant art continues to bloom.