Assignment on Jo Carson for Thursday, Sept. 14


See picture and short bio by clicking on Jo Carson's name in Authors page for Emory and Henry Literary Festival, 2006.

Poems in Higgs:

"Lightning," 382-83
"Crows," 245
"Storyteller," 622

Readings on Reserve:

In Stories I Ain't Told Nobody Yet:

Read Preface, Prologue, poems 1 and 2, 9, 11 (this one is also in Her Words), 12, 16 ("Mountain People"), 17( about trees), 19, 20, 22, 23, 26, 30 (junkyard), 39, 41 (potato salad--this one is also in Listen Here!), 54

In Her Words:

"Faith in Words"
People Pieces #11, "went over at George's get some eggs" (this one is also in Carson's book)

Optional readings on reserve:

Essay by Jennifer Mooney in Her Words

"Good Questions," Carson's essay in Bloodroot

In Listen Here, pp. 95-105 (on reserve in library)

People Pieces no. 49, "I'm asking you to come back home..."
                "The day I married" (about potato salad)
Excerpt from Daytrips
Excerpt from Maybe
Optional readings on Internet:
An Interview with Jo Carson

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