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Fiddledeedee
A long lyric poem. It's a journey, reflecting my joys, fears, thoughts as I was growing up. It includes my mother, father, sister and two brothers. It took 15 years to complete. Then I wrote the prologue about moving back to this place I left 40 years ago. 2001. The Bunny and the Crocodile Press.

Greatest Hits 1978-2000
A collection of some favorite poems written over the years. Narratives about tobacco-barning, fox-hunting. Lyrics about hummingbirds, my mother sowing soda in a cornfield, a meditation about the slaves. 2002. Pudding House Publications.

Carolina Spring:
An Anthology of North Carolina Poets
Shelby Stephenson, Editor. A representative sampling of a continuing explosion of poetry being written in North Carolina. 1999. Shelby Stephenson.

Poor People
A series of portraits, poems about the tenant farmers (white and black) and their children. We grew up together. The times were hard. We swapped work in order to survive. 1998. Nightshade Press

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The Persimmon
Tree Carol
A long lyric-narrative poem about my father (and mother). 1990. Nightshade Press. Reprinted 2002. Juniper Press.

Finch’s Mash
Lyric poems such as “I Feel the Grief of Growing Up,” “Hogs,” “Mules,” “Beginnings.” 1990. St. Andrews Press.

Middle Creek Poems
Lyric poems reflecting my memories of growing up in the 1940's and 1950's, such as “Creekwalk,” “To Be Borne,” and “Hunt of Bended Knee.” 1979. Blue Coot Press.

Carolina Shout!
An early version of part of what became Fiddledeedee. 1985. Playwright's Fund of North Carolina (Poetry Chapbook Competition Prizewinner).

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