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By Jonathan Williams,Herbert Liebowitz

Jonathan Williams’s poetry has been defined as incredible, sensuous, lyrical, quirky, artful, very important, cheerful, sardonic, melodious, passionate, alive, pyrotechnic. This new, a lot enlarged variation of Blues and Roots monitors the entire above. Williams has tramped the Appalachian path for many years, botanizing, jotting down specimens of actual American speech, graffiti, superstitions, and nostrums—always curious, alert, and affectionately attentive. Blues and Roots makes a speciality of the linguistic horizon of Appalachia in lyrics of ask yourself and lightweight, of wit and comedian incongruity, in discovered poems of the speech of his mountain neighbors. Publishers Weekly stated of the sooner variation, “One of the main appealing and evocative tributes to the Appalachians and its humans but published.” Blues and Roots is a great occasion; Wiliams is a cheerful ringmaster.

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