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Rethinking the Irish in the American SouthBeyond Rounders and Reelers$
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Bryan Albin Giemza

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781617037986

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617037986.001.0001

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Smoke ’N’ Guns

Smoke ’N’ Guns

A Preface to a Poem about Marginal Souths, and Then the Poem

Chapter:
(p.204) Coda Smoke ’N’ Guns
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Rethinking the Irish in the American South
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Conor O’callaghan

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617037986.003.0011

This chapter presents the author’s introduction to his poem, “This Far South,” which was written in December 2006. It offers a partial impressionist explanation of the images and concerns that may have fed into the poem. He describes the poem as like negatives of two separate landscapes, laid onto one another and held up to the light, in which North Louth and North Carolina are seen as one place.

Keywords:   Irish, American South, poetry, North Louth, North Carolina

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