Poetry 365

August 29, 2013

Poet Maurice Manning

This month for Poetry 365 we’re highlighting the fantastic fifth book from celebrated poet Maurice Manning.  In The Gone and the Going Away, the Pulitzer Prize finalist mines his own rural Kentucky roots while creating the folks of Fog Town Holler – a mythical, bygone land that “celebrates and echoes the voices and lives of his beloved hill people.”  Southern, earthy, and uniquely timeless, this 52 poem collection leaves little wonder why W.S. Merwin proclaimed Manning a “fresh and brilliant talent.”  So check out this vivid new volume, sample a poem below, and make sure to stop back next month for Poetry 365.

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