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Dirt Roads John Davies

Dirt Roads

John Davies

Published June 1st 1998
ISBN : 9781854111845
Paperback
72 pages
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Wry wit and intelligence shine through in this new collection. In the opening poem, Gold, a dirt road is a ghost hunted by a snake leading to a former boomtown of the American gold rush. The authors travels in the United States inspire portraitsMoreWry wit and intelligence shine through in this new collection. In the opening poem, Gold, a dirt road is a ghost hunted by a snake leading to a former boomtown of the American gold rush. The authors travels in the United States inspire portraits of unusual characters, of peculiar incidents, of defining moments, tossed with flashes of Bluegrass, guns, and fishing. The roads of the north Wales coast provide similar inspiration. Included is a sequence of fourteen sonnets, Reading the Country, that delve deep into the history of the slate industry in north Wales. The harsh beauty of the abandoned quarries contrasts with the often rugged lives of those who worked there.