Jan 13, 2003 · Best Poem of Ron Rash. The Corpse Bird. Bed-sick she heard the bird's call. fall soft as a pall that night. quilts tightened around her throat, her grey eyes narrowed, their light. gone as she saw what she'd heard. waiting for her in the tree. cut down at daybreak by kin.
Rash points out the hard labor involved, the physical hazards, and the loss of personal and family connections. One of the main characters in these poems is Rash’s grandfather, who moved away from the North Carolina mountains during the early part of the nineteenth century to work in the mills of South Carolina.
If a Ron Rash short story is like a punch in the gut, a Ron Rash poem is like a knife blade across the face. You experience these poems physically: a sharp intake of breath, a head thrown back or dropped low, eyes closed. I've never seen loss written about with such precision, immediacy, and beauty.
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Ron Rash was born in Chester, South Carolina, where both his mother and his father worked in a textile mill. When he was eight years old, his family moved back to western North Carolina, a region where Rash’s ancestors had lived since the mid-1700s.
Poem by Ron Rash. Autoplay next video. If they had hair it was gray, the backs of their hands wormy. currents of blue veins, old men. the undertaker believed. had already lost too much. to the earth to be bothered. by what they found, didn't find,
The Corpse Bird poem by Ron Rash. Bedsick she heard the birds callfall soft as a pall that nightquilts tightened around her throat. Page
By Ron Rash About this Poet Ron Rash was born in Chester, South Carolina, where both his mother and his father worked in a textile mill.
Ron Rash is the author of the 2009 PEN/Faulkner finalist and New York Times bestseller Serena and Above the Waterfall, in addition to four prizewinning novels, including The Cove, One Foot in Eden, Saints at the River, and The World Made Straight; four collections of poems; and six collections of stories, among them Burning Bright, which won the 2010 Frank O’Connor International Short Story ...
Ron Rash (born September 25, 1953), an American poet, short story writer and novelist, is the Parris Distinguished Professor in Appalachian Cultural Studies at Western Carolina University.
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