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What Comes Down to Us

What Comes Down to Us

25 Contemporary Kentucky Poets

Edited by Jeff Worley

Foreword by Ed McClanahan

Published by: The University Press of Kentucky

288 Pages, 5.00 x 8.00 x 0.88 in, 25 photos

  • Hardcover
  • 9780813125572
  • Published: November 2009



What Comes Down To Us features twenty-five of Kentucky's most accomplished contemporary poets. Together they serve to illustrate the diversity and richness of poetry being written today in the Commonwealth. The poems were collected by Jeff Worley, a poet who has lived in Kentucky for more than two decades. Although the subject matter of the poems transcends the state's borders, the collection communicates a strong sense of Kentucky as a place. Worley's introduction places contemporary Kentucky poetry in the context of the state's rich literary tradition, and the poet biographies include their reflections and, often, their poetic approach and technique.