Ten Ways of Looking at an Appalachian Woman: A Special Poetry Section
Poetry Editor's Note:
Last winter I attended a poetry workshop taught by Bill Brown where we read Wallace Stevens’ celebrated poem “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird," first published in 1917. Connie Jordan Green (also at the workshop) wrote her poem “Ten Ways of Looking at an Appalachian Woman” using Stevens' poem as a model. The poem rose up spontaneously from her pen at the workshop, and after I heard her read it, I immediately asked if we could publish it here. Her poem inspired me to look around to other poets' variations on her theme; thus, we present this special poetry section inspired by Connie's poem, "Ten Ways of Looking at an Appalachian Woman."
"Ten Ways of Looking at an Appalachian Woman"
"The Ten Women in Every Appalachian Woman I See"
"Enough is Enough"
"My Kinda Woman"
"To His Wife's Reflection"
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