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Captive Voices: New and Selected Poems, 1960-2008 (Southern by Eleanor Ross Taylor,Ellen Bryant Voigt

By Eleanor Ross Taylor,Ellen Bryant Voigt

Over approximately fifty years, Eleanor Ross Taylor has tested herself as one of many leading southern poets of her iteration. Captive Voices gathers choices from Taylor’s 5 prior books in addition to a beneficiant assisting of latest poems. Scintillating, strange, passionate, and profound, the poems variety from modern items a few bag woman on a bus, to old items approximately settlers held hostage and a wartime nurse taking good care of British wounded, to intensely own poems approximately her dislike for her grandmother and concerns approximately her son. The name poem—a actual journey de force—explores the proposal of captivity on a number of degrees because it speaks to the anguish all of us undergo, a few of that is of our personal making. Decidedly local but determinedly common, the poems during this awesome quantity, besides a foreword through Ellen Bryant Voigt, attest to the singular expertise of a lady justly defined as “a poet of genius.”

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