Blue-Tail Fly (Made in Michigan Writers Series) pdf epub fb2

Blue-Tail Fly (Made in Michigan Writers Series) by Vievee Francis pdf epub fb2

Blue-Tail Fly (Made in Michigan Writers Series) Author: Vievee Francis
Title: Blue-Tail Fly (Made in Michigan Writers Series)
ISBN: 0814333230
ISBN13: 978-0814333235
Other Formats: lrf lrf docx lit
Pages: 88 pages
Publisher: Wayne State University Press (March 21, 2006)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
Size PDF version: 1755 kb
Size EPUB version: 1800 kb
Subcategory: Poetry




The title of Blue-Tail Fly comes from an antebellum song commonly known as "Jimmy Crack Corn." The blue-tail fly is a supposedly insignificant creature that bites the horse that bucks and kills the master. In this collection, poet Vievee Francis gives voice to "outsiders"-from soldiers and common folk to leading political figures-who play the role of the blue-tail fly in the period of American history between the Mexican American War and the Civil War. Through a diverse range of styles, characters, and emotions, Francis's poems consider the demands of war, protest and resistance to it, and the cross-cultural exchanges of wartime.

More than a narrowly themed text, Blue-Tail Fly is a book of balances, weighing the give-and-take of people and cultures in the arena of war. For lovers of poetry and those interested in American history, Blue-Tail Fly will illustrate the complexities of the American past and future.