Zion Zion the latest collection of poems by TJ Jarrett is the poignant study of the resonating effects of the civil rights movement on one family Jarrett lovingly explores the minutiae of mortality and r

  • Title: Zion
  • Author: T.J. Jarrett
  • ISBN: 9780809333561
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Paperback
  • Zion, the latest collection of poems by TJ Jarrett, is the poignant study of the resonating effects of the civil rights movement on one family Jarrett lovingly explores the minutiae of mortality and race across three generations of Dark Girls who have come together one summer to grieve and to remember as one of them passes to the farther shore a place beyond retributionZion, the latest collection of poems by TJ Jarrett, is the poignant study of the resonating effects of the civil rights movement on one family Jarrett lovingly explores the minutiae of mortality and race across three generations of Dark Girls who have come together one summer to grieve and to remember as one of them passes to the farther shore a place beyond retribution, where there is only forgiveness The Mississippi of Jarrett s collection is alive with fireflies and locusts and murders of crows yet for some, it is a wasteland of unanswered prayers, burning evenings, and the shades of dead or disappeared loved ones There, the dark nights of the soul weigh long and heavy, and every heart has its solstice, and its ache is unrelenting Yet much as every solstice has an equinox, every time to kill has a time to forgive Throughout the volume, the author imagines opportunities for compassion on multiple levels, from sweeping pardons to the most intimate of mercies Jarrett s faceless narrator confesses the past through conversation and exploration with notorious Mississippi governor Theodore Bilbo two minds, two hearts, two races at last face to face.At once brutal and achingly tender, Jarrett s volume itself is a vibrant and musical body, singing to all its parts.

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    1. This is simply one of the best books of poems I've read in a long time. The word 'powerful' is perhaps overused to describe poetry when one doesn't know what else to say, or how the author accomplished his or her effects. But I use it here because often I found myself almost overpowered by the voice, the control, the passion, the wit and the bravery of these poems.

    2. This is a FIRST READS winner bookI really enjoyed this book. I felt that the author poured her heart in writing this. I could feel the emotion that she was expressing and it made me feel what she was feeling I found this book to be engrossing and I finished it in one setting. I felt that the author expressed all her emotions into this book and that it seemed that it was a wave of victory to let those emotions free. I would recommended this book to anyone that likes to feel that they are feeling [...]

    3. The poems in TJ Jarrett's Zion are terrific, interlinked lyrics exploring the legacy of race and the Civil Rights movement in the microcosm of one family. Sometimes the fragmentary nature of the poems works in the large scale, sometimes, though, the missing connective tissue is noticable. That doesn't take away from the overall strengths of the poems themselves or Jarrett's skill as a poet, but rather as a collection in and of itself.

    4. This amazing collection deserves a more thorough review, but I want to at least say how moved I was by these poems. I kept rereading sections, marveling at the precision of language then losing myself to the insights. "In the Years Following Rescue" begins with this line: "I was drowning. I had been drowning all of my life." You want to read all of Zion now, right? I hope so.

    5. Wonderful book! Worth every page! This is a book I will read multiple times just to grasp everything that goes on. Won via Giveaway.

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