Hardback and Paperback: 91 pp.
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As the first book of a complete cycle tracing one man's relationship with the South, volume one of this trilogy begins with the images captured by an enthusiastic, idealistic Northern outlander during his treks to the region immortalized by Faulkner — Oxford, Mississippi.
Mississippi Vistas is a remarkably effective book. You and F.[aulkner] and Mississippi are there, and that relationship is, of course, the single, demanding subject. The book works. The poetic tone is right for the occasion, the sense of the occasion demanding the man's attention is accurately there. I want to say that the first three poems are extremely effective in giving a deep sense of the traveler and his mission. . . .
A unique book, which I am grateful for in all senses.
— Robert Penn Warren, America's first poet laureate
Whining combines, grinding in tandem,
Now, across the broad Delta and as deep,