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Blessing the Boats Setting & Symbolism

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North Carolina

This is a reference to an unnamed place where there was a slave cabin, where the poet pours out a worshipful libation to a man who wanted the basics of life but was denied them because of slavery.

Jasper, Texas

Here a black man was dragged behind a pickup to his death. The poem by the same name relives the incident.

Selma, Alabama

Here the famous incident took place where a church was bombed and three innocent teenage girls were killed. The poem is a shrine to them.

Lazarus' Cave

There are several poems exploring the incident in the Bible, in the location near Jerusalem, where Jesus Christ raised Lazarus from the dead.

Memphis, Tennessee

In a poem named Memphis, the poet explores this place and how it formed the point of view and life of the poet's family.

Uterus

This somewhat controversial subject is addressed...

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