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For the Confederate Dead

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For the Confederate Dead

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Kevin Young
publisher:
Knopf
genre:
Poetry, Fiction

We gave it an A-

In For the Confederate Dead, Kevin Young pays tribute to people and things he admires, from the poet Gwendolyn Brooks to jazz great Lionel Hampton to America itself.

Sample Verse
”America, you won’t obey./You won’t hunt/or heel or stay./America,/you won’t do/anything I want you to./(To tell the truth,/I like that about you.)”

Bottom Line
Ceaselessly charming, inventive, conversational yet rigorous poems.