Kettle Bottom

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Perugia Press, 2004 - Poetry - 88 pages
9 Reviews
A collection of poems by one author about the West Virginia coal mine violence in 1920-1921.

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User Review  - Bill Calhoun - Goodreads

Diane Gilliam Fisher has a lot of compassion for the average miner. Read full review

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User Review  - Jon - Goodreads

A very intense, personal, and powerful book of poetry. Wonderfully written, superbly organized. Emotional and political, above all else this book is personal and human. A must read - it does what we ... Read full review

Contents

Authors Note
1
Journal of Catherine Terry
14
My Dearest Hazel
27
Walter and His Mama Talk about Angels
40
Winter Summer
56
Ash Wednesday
62
Lick Creek Tent Colony
68
Henry Burgess Decides to Go Back In
74
Milk
80
Notes
87
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About the author (2004)

Recipe for Blackberry Cake is a collection of poems about women's lives; poems about girlhood, about mothers and daughters, about how relationships between women are distorted by violence in the home. The poems tell the stories of four generations of women, beginning in the coal camps of West Virginia in the late 1940s and ending in a shopping mall in Ohio some 50 years later. At the heart of the collection is the choice to tell how dangerous and how brave the lives of our mothers, grandmothers, and daughters have been.

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