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The Girl Singer

Poems

In Girl Singer, poet Marianne Worthington often blurs the lines between the historical and the romantic, much like the artists to whose songs and stories she pays careful attention and homage. Locals or country music fans will recognize the names and histories documented here, but even those unfamiliar with these references will understand the intricacy and intimacy with which they are woven together. From Tom Dula to The Carters to Patsy Cline, Girl Singer not only documents this wealth of stories with care and accuracy, but it also dares to venture into the subjects' innermost thoughts.

The speaker places her personal life on the same level of importance as the subjects of local stories, elevating the collection from a simple report of facts into a work of art. Her own family history dances among those of celebrities. The collection is as invested in the poet's own life as it is in Appalachia as a whole. With poems about birds and the moon, the collection also harbors an abundance of natural imagery that highlights the dramatic details of the speaker's daily life, even within the mundane. Skillfully divided into three distinct yet harmonious parts, cantillating local, familial, and personal histories, Girl Singer is a collection of lyrical and descriptive poems that offer unique insight on famous and infamous Appalachian tales from this life and the next.

About the Author

Marianne Worthington is a poet, editor, and cofounder of Still: The Journal. She lives and teaches in Southeastern Kentucky. Her work has appeared in Oxford American, CALYX, Grist, Shenandoah, The Louisville Review, Appalachian Heritage, Southern Poetry Anthology, Vinegar and Char: Southern Food in Verse, and others.

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Other Titles by Marianne Worthington

Silas House

edited by Sylvia Shurbutt, Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt, with contributions byAdam Booth, foreword by Denise Giardina, with contributions byDavid O. Hoffman, Maurice Manning, Jennifer Adkins Reynolds, Donna Summerlin, Natalie Sypolt, Marianne...
Jun 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$32.95 USD - Hardback
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Water Street

Crystal Wilkinson, afterword by Marianne Worthington, foreword by Jacinda Townsend
Feb 2017 - University Press of Kentucky
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Asked What Has Changed

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Jan 2023 - Wesleyan University Press
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Perfect Black

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The River People

Polly Buckingham
Oct 2020 - Lost Horse Press
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