2013 Reading: Blacksnake at the Family Reunion by David Huddle

blacksnakeBlacksnake at the Family Reunion: Poems (Southern Messenger Poets) by David Huddle

I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of poems by David Huddle, one of the finalists for this year’s Library of Virginia Award in poetry. The poems tell great stories–about the blacksnake at the family reunion, about the wife who doesn’t speak, about the man with a burned face, and so on. The poems explore childhood and relationships and family with great concision.

It’s a terrific book.

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