American Happiness by Jacqueline Allen Trimble PDF

By Jacqueline Allen Trimble

American Happiness is an eclectic choice of verse from a daring poet of lifestyle, Jacqueline Allen Trimble. satirically titled, the paintings addresses every little thing from the dying of folks to racial pressure to the encroachment of coyotes into city spaces.

The identify is taken from a poem within the ebook which considers the kinder, gentler exploits of Sheriff Andy and Deputy Barney in the course of a time while Southern legislation enforcement used to be neither universally style or light. Says Trimble, “Barney had one bullet/and little need for a rope./The purely burning he did used to be for his Thelma Lou.”

On her poetic trip, which takes us from the non-public to the political, Trimble probes our racial divide. She is through turns compassionate and fierce, slicing at our hypocrisy with the knife of her phrases and prepared us towards our higher universal humanity.

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