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It s hard to review a book of poetry so I l just say I enjoyed this collection Jesse Graves Beyond the Snows of the Andes love for theand and his family is in every ine Jessie Graves Tennessee Landscape with Blighted Pine reveals an intuitive introspective which *presents the influence of surroundings to show reflections of human relationships Within Graves poetry he develops connections *the influence of surroundings to show reflections of human relationships Within Graves poetry he develops connections people ancestors andscapes and environments In the first poem of the collection Tennessee Landscape *With Blighted Pine Introduces *Blighted Pine introduces reader to the speaker s exploration of these connections

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the reader becomes familiar the dichotomy that exists when faced with the joy of nature while at the same time being reminded of The Patriot Bride loss Graves in this poem as in many of his other poems in this collection expresses these same concepts when he explores the relationships between the speaker and relatives both past and present Through Graves poetry the reader experiences variousandscapes geographies and conditions The reader experience surroundings that are beautiful threatening fleeting and bewildering and in turn they echo the speaker s emotions in the moment Graves through the natural world communicates ife experiences and express a connection not only to the and but to the history of the people who once called this Inventing the Future land home The speaker watches as the pine of theandscape is destroyed by billon tiny teeth Of the blight Leaving orange skeletons standing over variegated shadows Tennessee Landscape with Blighted Pine 43 45 As the speaker becomes a witness to history he expresses a realization about how the only evidence that the now extinct Chestnut trees once grew throughout this Understanding Women land is found in Floorboards and ceiling joists finally grained paneling In the old houses and that this provides the only proof that an existence Once so sturdy could vanish Tennessee Landscape with Blighted Pine 51 53 The speaker follows this with another reflection So many years ago a man toiled here clearing and reaping the barestife Tennessee Landscape with Blighted Pine 55 The speaker sets the haunting tone that repeats throughout the book stating The dead move through us at their will their voices chime Just beyond our hearing How else do we feel our names when no one speaks them Tennessee Landscape with Blighted Pine 63 65 Graves reveals his talent for describing surroundings to also demonstrate a immediate awareness of people and events His reflections of nature in many of his poems make a connection to the relationships the speaker experiences now rather than a onging for a connection to ancestors of the past For example in Wrightsville Beach the speaker describes an early morning walk where Shells the size of baseballs pock marked the sand their uneven curves preserved one of which cuts the speaker s heel resulting in taking the shell home and now it sits harmless on my desk beside a picture of you 9 10 15 16 The speaker then states I wonder if I could find your name written between hymns to Rilke and the Red Sox in my misplaced journal in those seaside days Wrightsville Beach 17 19 On the other hand Graves sometimes creates synthetic environments such as the one described in The Night Caf North Rendon New Orleans when Graves describes a bar wi. Jesse Graves was born and raised in Sharps Chapel Tennessee where his ancestors settled in the 1780s  His poems and essays have appeared in Prairie Schooner Southern uarterly Connecticut Review and other journals anthologies and collections He teaches at East Tennessee State University where he is an Assistant Prof. Tennessee Landscape with Blighted PineIver in River Gods is a place of power for the speaker Further in the collection water comes to mean *Something Along The Lines Of * along the ines of of Verdammt verliebt lostove rather than The Way Between the Worlds (The View from the Mirror, lost power Found in the third section of the collection Pier at 5 AM shows the water is personified as a caring being for the speaker The poem uses water as a caring being to help show the heartbreak the speaker is going through and how the speaker wishes the rain and mist could replace the warm embrace of aover Rain slants through us and we walk into its wet arms 14 brings the image of the rain being able to give the *speaker the embrace of a mother or a over and comfort the *the embrace of a mother or a over and comfort the Similarly the pier itself becomes a place of remembrance for the speaker The speaker goes down to the pier during the early morning to think of the The Good and Beautiful God lover who is placed upon a pedestal When the speaker goes down to the pier the formerover is addressed as a goddess and the speaker sees himself as worshipper that cannot bring an offering worthy enough for the former over The use of water to travel through the memories of the speaker throughout the collection was very interesting as a reader Using water shows how memories can freely flow and shows the importance of this element is to the narrator It makes the poems feel ike a flowing river and neatly ties to collection together Well wrought anguage paints a soothing pastoral meditation woven throughout this collection One of the best poetry books I have read this year or ever An authentic voice echoes through the Appalachian Mountains and settles deep within the valleys Highly recommend I want to be fair in my assessment of Blighted Pine as I am not a huge poetry fan I believe real poetry fans will find it ikable and well written Personally if I m going to read poetry I want to really be moved by it Sadly this collection did not move me I was raised on a farm and understand getting down to my roots but poems The Horse in Celtic Culture like Elegy for a Hay Rake do not inspire me So a 25 from me and a 3 star Goodreads rating Jesse Graves explores the different concepts of growing up in rural Appalachian Tennessee in his book Tennessee Landscape with Blighted Pine The themes of familial relationships and connection to theand and farm play *a significant role in understanding the ways of ife for those iving in the Appalachian South *significant role in understanding the ways of Every Boys Dream life for thoseiving in the Appalachian South Graves poem Digging the Pond both themes are described within the poem detailing the views of ife through generational shifts In the beginning of the poem there is an instant connection between the speaker s father and the and He pushed and dug and cut through scrub pines A Succession of Bad Days like they were tall blades of grass dragged This is southern poetry done right As a southerner in grad school in the PNW fellow Louisianaian Yusef Komunyakaa s Magic City was the only collection of poems that truly fed my homesickness Graves now shoulders some of thatoad Narrative without being too hemhawish flooded with river and The Multi-Orgasmic Man lake and hickory and oak and pine and fish and fallow and harvest and work and about 20 other things that remind me of home it s poetry concerned with the present and future with decay andoss and all of it informed by the past informed by something unknowable hunkering in inherited bone and blood. 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Th of the tables The Great Passage leaned vacantly against their chairs The walls exhaling aow shade of green 4 5 Graves takes the reader on an entertaining and melancholy trip of days gone by The themes of connection and The Beast House / After Midnight loss continue through poemsike these These two poems demonstrate many of Graves other poems where his immediate past faces the same threats as his ancestors The speaker Off Leash (Freelance Familiars Book 1) laments in The Night Caf North Rendon New Orleans that for all of their reminiscing Recorded beneath swirls of smoke at a bar on North Rendon that the speaker and his friends do this In the hope of thereby preserving from decay the remembrance 25 26 Graves book is delightfully reminiscent and insightful In Tennessee Landscape with Blighted Pine the reader becomes familiar with an author who is genuinely appreciative of variousandscapes as expressed throughout his poetry and connects the reader to his perspective as an individual Graves brings such awareness to the connection between people and their surroundings and this makes this book relatable and an enjoyable read I was introduced to the poetry of Jesse Graves when I attended a reading where he was paired with a novelist and another poet I was struck by the I Walk in Dread lyrical softness of hisanguage even though his poetry covered all the hard edges of Appalachia the The Life You Save landscape the fading architecture of farms the people I wanted to buy his book that day but alas I was broke so when I got home I ordered the collectionTennessee Landscape with Blighted Pine was worth the wait From its ti Very much poetry of a certain place you can feel rural Tennessee in every poem even when the poet is away from home and just pining for itHa pine Unintentional punMy favorites were focused on emotion than nature detail such as EmissariesMy hands keep their own remembranceburied in fine grooves of flesh Time and the Motions Our Bodie A fine and mature collection One of my favorite poets Tennessee Landscape with Blighted Pines is a collection of poems by Jesse Graves that deals with a single voice over the course of this voice sife while growing up and facing ife Many of these poems share common themes and images but what struck me within the collection is the use and importance of water throughout many of the works within the text The importance of water is seen prominently in the poem River Gods in which the narrator ooks back on his youth while visiting the city of Knoxville TN The river gods in the poem can be identified as the two young men identified in the fifth stanza as the speaker and his friend which is illustrated by the river s being Inside MacPaint like the narrator s memories The narrator s being able to travel or float down his memories gives him power over the river But the comparison of the two young men particularly the narrator as gods can be an illusion to the young men feeling godlike because of their youth as well as their consumption of alcohol our *nerve soldered by a half pint of Maker s Markine 18 The river within the poem often feels ike *soldered by a half pint of Maker s Mark ine 18 The river within the poem often feels Fit For The Chase; Cars And The Movies like beyond comprehension to the narrator much a god would be and on top of this the river is compared to the sky where godsive The river reflects the image of the speaker but image being reflected makes the speaker ook ike a god so the Essor in the Department of Literature and Language  I admire the assurance the formal authority of Graves’ craft Robert Morgan“Here is a welcome new voice offering strengths in craftsmanship and music but always grounded in a profound sense of place Read these poems for their wisdom isten closely to their cade. ,


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