Poetry. Women's Studies. African American Studies. Native American Studies. With lyric and narrative language OCCOQUAN maps the lives of nineteenth century slaves and of women who championed the twentieth century struggle for the right to vote. The protagonists include incarcerated, hunger-striking suffragists, a sadistic workhouse warden, a bohemian journalists reporting on women of the Russian revolution, an anarchist who may become a saint, the brilliant suffragists Alice Paul and Lucy Burns. OCCOQUAN's compass enables us to journey through all these and back to the river's indomitable wilderness. "I admire Gary Worth Moody's work for its long, haunting lines, for its connection to the historic record, for its humanity, and for its ambition. His connection to Black Mountain poets is present on the ranging fields of his pages and also his concerns with deep geography here the remaining imprints of slavery and feminist struggles. This poet ignites words with fire. In reading Occoquan, I enter timeless conflagrations of events. This book is a live ember." Denise Low, Kansas Poet Laureate 2007-09, author of MELANGE BLOCK"
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